Nick Adenhart – Taken Way Too Early

Apr 9, 2009

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You may have heard the reports from TMZ that Angels’ Starting Pitcher Nick Adenhart was tragically taken from us last night.  He apparently was killed when another motorist ran a red light and struck a vehicle he was riding in.  Nick, along with two others were killed in the crash.  The motorist then attempted to flea the scene, but was apprehended by police and charged with felony hit-and-run.

Nick had a brilliant pitching performance earlier in the night throwing six scoreless Innings in a no-decision vs. Oakland.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Nick, his family and friends, and the Angels organization.

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  1. CK0712
    April 9th, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    holy shit, i just emailed you about this, i just heard, this is soooooo sad! :(

  2. LestersLegends
    April 9th, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    Yes. I’m in shock.

  3. David Funk
    April 9th, 2009 at 11:21 am #

    Sad day indeed. My thoughts go out to his family and friends along with the Angels organization.

  4. LestersLegends
    April 9th, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    My sentiment exactly.

  5. David Funk
    April 9th, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    Any word if they’ll postpone games? I know that this happened with the Cubs and Cards one time after Daryl Kile died. I’m not sure off the top of my head as to when games have been postponed due to a player death before. I just found out about this reading your blog.

  6. CK0712
    April 9th, 2009 at 11:28 am #


    the guy is dead & gone in such a tragic awful way & you are worried about games………oh man

  7. LestersLegends
    April 9th, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    I think they should not play tonight out of respect

  8. David Funk
    April 9th, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    Lester, I completely agree.

  9. LestersLegends
    April 9th, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    The Angels did postpone their game tonight. The Twins honored him with a moment of silence before their game this afternoon.

  10. Matt
    April 9th, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    It is a sad day that one of the Angels Pitchers is gone at age 22, I am sure it will be a tough thing for his teammates.

  11. LestersLegends
    April 9th, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    I agree. From what it sounds like he was a joy to be around in the clubhouse. Terrible, terrible.

    Plus, the driver was drunk and has a previous drunk driving offense.

  12. Larry
    April 9th, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    I just heard this on my way home. I hear Tori Hunter is in total shock. It is really sad.

  13. LestersLegends
    April 9th, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    So sad.

  14. Big Dog JP
    April 9th, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    Terrible tragedy. Life is precious, tell your family and friends you love them. Never know what will happen in this crazy world we live in. Tips hat.

  15. LestersLegends
    April 9th, 2009 at 3:02 pm #

    amen brother, back at you.

  16. jjangel
    April 9th, 2009 at 7:44 pm #

    another drunk mexican hope they hang him, RIP NICK !!!

  17. LestersLegends
    April 9th, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    that’s uncalled for. Despise the man, but no need to disparage an entire nationality.

  18. Anonymous
    April 9th, 2009 at 11:47 pm #

    That mexican comment is uncalled for.. and this is a sad time for the family and friends of Nick. Aswell as for the Angels Organization and Fans.. Saw people left flowers at the stadium, wich i could have but i live on the oposite side of the country and am a Huge Angel fan… Come on Angels! Lets win the Series for Nick! not for the glory and fame.. but for the honor of such a young talented Angel who would have def. led us to a world series championship no doubt. Angels nation lets do it for his family and friends and anyone who knew him!

  19. LestersLegends
    April 10th, 2009 at 4:57 am #

    Thank you for a sensible remark.

  20. Larry
    April 10th, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    I have a friend that works part time for the Angels and he is crushed by this.

  21. LestersLegends
    April 10th, 2009 at 8:36 pm #

    sorry to hear that larry. i’m still in disbelief.

  22. Larry
    April 11th, 2009 at 1:20 am #

    It was tough watching the early part of the game, Then during the Game on TV Coors is advertising like nothing happened, You would think they would have substituted drink responsibly ads in there.

  23. LestersLegends
    April 11th, 2009 at 6:11 am #

    Excellent point. I want my Sox to win every game, but I was OK with them losing last night.

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