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Sockinchisox
04-09-2009, 11:09 AM
:o:

This was just after he started a game that night for the Angels.

So sad, RIP Nick.

http://your4state.com/content/fulltext/?cid=60432

Dibbs
04-09-2009, 11:21 AM
Incredible tragedy, just terrible. Prayers to all.

russ99
04-09-2009, 11:21 AM
That's absolutely terrible.

And he had such a bright future ahead too...

RIP Nick. :(:

Marqhead
04-09-2009, 11:24 AM
He was a top prospect, RIP.

SoxGirl4Life
04-09-2009, 11:24 AM
that's just awful. Condolences to his family!

Something like this puts things in perspective.

asindc
04-09-2009, 11:26 AM
Condolences to the Adenhart family.

This reminds me of Steve Olin, a top-flight reliver for Cleveland, dying in a boat accident during spring training in 1993.

oeo
04-09-2009, 11:27 AM
Wow, terrible. Just lost a future star. RIP.

palehozenychicty
04-09-2009, 11:30 AM
Dag. They had been talking about this guy for years, and the Angels would not let him go. He had nearly turned the corner this spring. RIP and condolences to the Adenharts.

Whappeh
04-09-2009, 11:30 AM
Stunningly sad. Hard to believe this didn't make national sports news, not on ESPN or SI.

illini81887
04-09-2009, 11:38 AM
Stunningly sad. Hard to believe this didn't make national sports news, not on ESPN or SI.
Or even angels website

FloridaTigers
04-09-2009, 11:39 AM
I'm pretty sure news are just leaking it now. Just utterly horrible. RIP

TomC727
04-09-2009, 11:42 AM
Just made FoxNews.

DirtySox
04-09-2009, 11:42 AM
That's terrible. My stomach just knotted up. RIP. :(:

oeo
04-09-2009, 11:42 AM
I'm pretty sure news are just leaking it now. Just utterly horrible. RIP

Yeah, it just came out. It will probably be the #1 story on ESPN today.

soxfan43
04-09-2009, 11:45 AM
Yeah, it just came out. It will probably be the #1 story on ESPN today.

Crasnick just broke it on Sportscenter. He says the Angels are confirming there was an accident but didn't confirm any deaths yet. But he said Nick's family, Boras(his agent) and the Angels are all meeting right now.

russ99
04-09-2009, 11:46 AM
I'm pretty sure news are just leaking it now. Just utterly horrible. RIP

Check the L.A. Times site for confirmation.

Looks like a freak accident, someone in a minivan ran a red light and hit the car, which looks like a convertible. 3 dead, including Adenhart.

RIP. Condolences to all the families.

Jjav829
04-09-2009, 11:49 AM
Holy ****. That's horrible. :(::(::(::(:

I was just watching him pitch last night and was happy to see him put together a quality outing. And now he's gone. :(::(:

RIP Nick Adenhart

wulfy
04-09-2009, 11:50 AM
Just got this on a breaking news email from the Tribune. Horrible, horrible. RIP, Nick.


http://link.chicagotribune.com/r/G8F1DR/0VTGS/NU3PZ9/E1K3/9ZE6PV/UP/t (http://link.chicagotribune.com/r/G8F1DR/0VTGS/NU3PZ9/E1K3/9ZE6PV/UP/t)

Risk
04-09-2009, 11:51 AM
Absolutely tragic. Prayers for him and his family.

Risk

Hitmen77
04-09-2009, 11:53 AM
Or even angels website

The Angels website still has a headline about Adenhart's effort in the loss to the A's last night.

sox1970
04-09-2009, 11:55 AM
The Angels website still has a headline about Adenhart's effort in the loss to the A's last night.

I just noticed that. Pretty creepy.

edit: they just updated it.

Lip Man 1
04-09-2009, 11:55 AM
Reminds me of this:

February 13, 1970 - Tragedy strikes the White Sox as promising young pitcher Paul Edmondson and his girl friend are killed in an accident on US-101 near Santa Barbara, California. On a rain slicked highway, Edmondsonís car skidded into on - coming traffic and was struck by another vehicle. In his major league debut in Anaheim on June 20, 1969, Edmondson fired a complete game two hitter beating California 9 - 1. It would be his only major league win.

Lip

Sockinchisox
04-09-2009, 11:58 AM
It's on mlb.com now.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090409&content_id=4179446&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb&partnerId=rss_mlb

captainclutch24
04-09-2009, 12:05 PM
Sad. It was probably a drunk driver, as where he was killed in Fullerton, Orangethorpe and Lemon is where downtown Fullerton and tons of bars are located by.

Thome25
04-09-2009, 12:12 PM
Unbelieveable....My heart and prayers go out to him and his family and the Angels and their fans. RIP Nick.

goofymsfan
04-09-2009, 12:13 PM
I was absolutely crushed when I heard the news. I actually got to meet and talk with him a little bit last season while he was with the AAA Salt Lake Bees. A couple of his family's friends were sitting next to me and happened to see some of the pictures I had taken of the Tacoma Rainier pitchers and wondered if I could do the same thing for Nick when he pitched the next day. The even showed Nick the pictures of the TR pictures I had taken and he was excited and really wanted to have copies of the pictures if I was able to get them of him. I ended up doing three different sets and he loved all of them. I was really looking forward to getting the chance to talk with him a bit more this year and maybe even getting some better shots.

Such a sad loss for all of the families involved. RIP.

Here are the pictures I was referring to of Nick:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/goofymsfan/Three%20in%20One%20Pictures/NickAdenhartTrio01.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/goofymsfan/Three%20in%20One%20Pictures/NickAdenhartTrio02.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/goofymsfan/Three%20in%20One%20Pictures/NickAdenhartTrio03.jpg

cards press box
04-09-2009, 12:14 PM
Reminds me of this:

February 13, 1970 - Tragedy strikes the White Sox as promising young pitcher Paul Edmondson and his girl friend are killed in an accident on US-101 near Santa Barbara, California. On a rain slicked highway, Edmondsonís car skidded into on - coming traffic and was struck by another vehicle. In his major league debut in Anaheim on June 20, 1969, Edmondson fired a complete game two hitter beating California 9 - 1. It would be his only major league win.

Lip

I was thinking of that, too, as well as Willie Gallimore of the Bears who died in a car crash in 1963.

Sockinchisox
04-09-2009, 12:16 PM
I was absolutely crushed when I heard the news. I actually got to meet and talk with him a little bit last season while he was with the AAA Salt Lake Bees. A couple of his family's friends were sitting next to me and happened to see some of the pictures I had taken of the Tacoma Rainier pitchers and wondered if I could do the same thing for Nick when he pitched the next day. The even showed Nick the pictures of the TR pictures I had taken and he was excited and really wanted to have copies of the pictures if I was able to get them of him. I ended up doing three different sets and he loved all of them. I was really looking forward to getting the chance to talk with him a bit more this year and maybe even getting some better shots.

Such a sad loss for all of the families involved. RIP.

Here are the pictures I was referring to of Nick:http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/goofymsfan/Three%20in%20One%20Pictures/NickAdenhartTrio01.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/goofymsfan/Three%20in%20One%20Pictures/NickAdenhartTrio02.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f293/goofymsfan/Three%20in%20One%20Pictures/NickAdenhartTrio03.jpg

Goofy those pictures of Nick are awesome!

Chez
04-09-2009, 12:23 PM
It's a tragedy; but it would be no less of a tragedy if the deceased had never played major league baseball. The senseless death of anyone -- especially someone so young is tragic. It kind of bothers me that this kind of tragedy (which occurs daily) only gets our attention when it happens to a ballplayer or an entertainer -- when the media believes that the victim's status deserves our attention. Sad. That said, my condolences to his loved ones.

thedudeabides
04-09-2009, 12:23 PM
That is really terrible. My prayers out to his family and friends.

goofymsfan
04-09-2009, 12:24 PM
Goofy those pictures of Nick are awesome!

Thanks. I'm just hoping he was able to pass them along to his family last year. I have been putting pictures like that together of the Tacoma Rainer pitchers for the last few years. Last year was the first time I started doing it for opposing pitchers.

doublem23
04-09-2009, 12:25 PM
Another one of those killed was a member of the Angels organization...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,513597,00.html

Jesus. Terrible. I haven't seen this confirmed by any major news source, but there's whispers the piece of **** driving the minivan was drunk, to boot.

michned
04-09-2009, 12:26 PM
What a shame. I remember reading an article a few years back about several young Angels players who have lost their lives in tragic accidents. Of course, Lymon Bostock comes to mind, and I remember their young shortstop Mike Miley died in a car accident in the 70s.

sox1970
04-09-2009, 12:26 PM
Another one of those killed was a member of the Angels organization...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,513597,00.html

Jesus. Terrible. I haven't seen this confirmed by any major news source, but there's whispers the piece of **** driving the minivan was drunk, to boot.

They said he tried to flee on foot.

soxinem1
04-09-2009, 12:30 PM
I cannot believe this. I was watching the highlights late last night of the LAA game that he pitched in, then heard some unconfirmed story about his car being in a traffic accident. Now this.

What a shame. Not only the potential as a player, but I just feel the agony of any parent having to bury a kid. It isn't supposed to be that way.

thomas35forever
04-09-2009, 12:31 PM
An unspeakable tragedy. Moments like this show you just how precious human life really is. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Angels organization. RIP Nick.:rip:

doublem23
04-09-2009, 12:38 PM
There it is... Andrew Thomas Gallo, charged with DUI, manslaughter, and felony hit-and-run.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/baseball/mlb/04/09/adenhart.killed/index.html

Do us all a favor and just blow your brains out.

arKnaD7
04-09-2009, 12:42 PM
I saw Adenhart pitch for the Cedar Rapids Kernels on his way to the Angels

RIP

Soxfanspcu11
04-09-2009, 12:57 PM
There is is... Andrew Thomas Gallo, charged with DUI, manslaughter, and felony hit-and-run.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/baseball/mlb/04/09/adenhart.killed/index.html

Do us all a favor and just blow your brains out.


Once again, the piece of **** drunk driver does NOT get seriously hurt while he takes the lives of 3 innocent people. I can not count how many times I have heard something similar to that. UNREAL! :scratch::angry::whiner:

Sockinchisox
04-09-2009, 12:59 PM
Sox Remember Adenhart (http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/adenhart-remembered-by-white-sox.html)

Adenhart's only winning decision in the majors was against the Sox.

Shoeless_Jeff
04-09-2009, 01:07 PM
It's a tragedy; but it would be no less of a tragedy if the deceased had never played major league baseball. The senseless death of anyone -- especially someone so young is tragic. It kind of bothers me that this kind of tragedy (which occurs daily) only gets our attention when it happens to a ballplayer or an entertainer -- when the media believes that the victim's status deserves our attention. Sad. That said, my condolences to his loved ones.

You have a point, but I think what gets to people about something like this is the realization that "it can happen to anyone." As someone posted before, it puts things in perspective.

Here's a 22 year old kid who had everything in life going for him. He was on the verge of breaking out and all of a sudden he's gone just hours after showing what he is capable of.

You really have to try to live life to the fullest everyday.

SoxSpeed22
04-09-2009, 01:08 PM
Another promising athlete gets taken too soon. RIP Nick.

CWSpalehoseCWS
04-09-2009, 01:28 PM
Wow, really unfortunate for the Adenhart family and the Angels.

spongyfungy
04-09-2009, 01:31 PM
Man, I was just watching him pitch last night and he was getting out of some tough jams. He looked mighty impressive. At least some of the country got to see him because this was on Indemand national GameHD channel for cable subscribers and the free preview was on this week

I was capping some of the game on my tivo too. I wish I had recorded the entire thing

http://thumbnails17.imagebam.com/3224/4d3c6f32230413.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/4d3c6f32230413/) http://thumbnails9.imagebam.com/3224/69724f32230414.gif (http://www.imagebam.com/image/69724f32230414/)

JB98
04-09-2009, 01:33 PM
Once again, the piece of **** drunk driver does NOT get seriously hurt while he takes the lives of 3 innocent people. I can not count how many times I have heard something similar to that. UNREAL! :scratch::angry::whiner:

It seems like that's how it always works. In the newspaper business, we see stories like this all the time. The drunk ******* lives, while others lose their lives.

It's hard to understand why things like this happen. It's both sad and ridiculous. And it would be just as sad and ridiculous if we didn't know who Nick Adenhart was.

TealTank
04-09-2009, 01:42 PM
While this maybe the last thing on the minds of the Angels, I think they should play tonight's scheduled game.

I remember back in 78, when the Angels were playing the Sox and Lyman Bostick was shot and killed in Gary. The Angels and Sox played the next day.

Boondock Saint
04-09-2009, 01:52 PM
This is just terrible news...

Lip Man 1
04-09-2009, 01:57 PM
Cards:

Bears receiver Bo Farrington was also killed in that crash. Ditka said it tore the team apart for the season.

Lip

EuroSox35
04-09-2009, 01:58 PM
Once again, the piece of **** drunk driver does NOT get seriously hurt while he takes the lives of 3 innocent people. I can not count how many times I have heard something similar to that. UNREAL! :scratch::angry::whiner:

I don't want to sound like an ass, but we don't really know if both cars had drunk drivers. From the sounds of how the accident happened, it probably wouldn't have made a difference either way, but I just like waiting for more details in these type of situations (especially if this is a bar populated area, like another post said)

I finished college recently, unfortunately, the drunk driving campaign doesn't seem to do much with the people I've met. Most teens/20 somethings I see take it as a joke and worry more about how they could appear sober if stopped by a cop then the real consequences (and those who do take it seriously get mocked). Also, a lot of people will just go into their nights with no plans on getting home, or finding a way to get home on the fly, which has led to a lot drunk driving or even abduction/rape stories I've heard about (getting a ride from some random guy who seems normal at a bar, just happened recently to someone in my town)

I know that ID thread in the Clubhouse was turning into a drinking debate, but I have to agree with the one comment in there, at every game there's at least a few people near me who down at least 6 bottles (not counting pregame or bullpen sports bar, which some head to after), and all I think in my head is 'man, I really hope you're not driving today)

Very tragic

TealTank
04-09-2009, 02:07 PM
The driver had a history of DUI and may have been driving on a suspended license.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/04/09/nick-adenhart-press-conference/

BoysMom3
04-09-2009, 02:15 PM
That's horrible. Prayers to his loved ones. :(:

asindc
04-09-2009, 02:27 PM
The LAA-Oakland game scheduled for tonight is postponed.

EnglishChiSox
04-09-2009, 02:35 PM
This is just horrible news, what his parents must be going thorough. :(: RIP

chisoxfanatic
04-09-2009, 02:50 PM
The driver had a history of DUI and may have been driving on a suspended license.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/04/09/nick-adenhart-press-conference/
Wow! People like that don't even deserve a trial or jail time. They deserve the electric chair immediately!

My thoughts go out to the entire Angel organization and his family members.

areilly
04-09-2009, 03:03 PM
The LAA-Oakland game scheduled for tonight is postponed.

I believe that's the MLB protocol. Cubs-Cards was postponed in June '02 when Daryl Kile passed as well. That's the last in-season, active player death I can think of.

sox1970
04-09-2009, 03:05 PM
I believe that's the MLB protocol. Cubs-Cards was postponed in June '02 when Daryl Kile passed as well. That's the last in-season, active player death I can think of.

Josh Hancock

AZChiSoxFan
04-09-2009, 03:07 PM
Another one of those killed was a member of the Angels organization...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,513597,00.html

Jesus. Terrible. I haven't seen this confirmed by any major news source, but there's whispers the piece of **** driving the minivan was drunk, to boot.

I can't begin to describe how angry the content of the 2nd paragraph in the linked article makes me.

Prayers to his family.

TealTank
04-09-2009, 04:09 PM
Picture of the driver.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-angels-adenhart-pg,0,7653013.photogallery?index=8

ChiSoxGirl
04-09-2009, 04:25 PM
This is such a sad story. I can't believe Adenhart pitched just hours before he died. It's hard not to get choked up when you hear about a story like this. :(:

Lorenzo Barcelo
04-09-2009, 05:45 PM
Were seatbelts worn?

TealTank
04-09-2009, 05:48 PM
Were seatbelts worn?

No mention of seat belts in any story I've seen. But those same stories didn't mention anybody was thrown from the car, which of course is a telltale sign that somebody wasn't wearing a seat belt.

cards press box
04-09-2009, 06:12 PM
Cards:

Bears receiver Bo Farrington was also killed in that crash. Ditka said it tore the team apart for the season.

Lip

Well, that makes sense. The '63 Bears were 11-1-1 and world champs. The '64 Bears went 5-9 and finished 6th in a 7 team Western Conference.

Railsplitter
04-09-2009, 06:44 PM
While this maybe the last thing on the minds of the Angels, I think they should play tonight's scheduled game.

I remember back in 78, when the Angels were playing the Sox and Lyman Bostick was shot and killed in Gary. The Angels and Sox played the next day.

I remeber the incident with Bostick, but I think that was the Angels' last game in Chicago that season. Not that either team was a factor in the AL West.

If they played tonight, I'd doubt anybody on the field would have his mind completely on the game.

RadioheadRocks
04-09-2009, 06:49 PM
Terrible shame, don't know what else to say. Life is fragile.

SOXfnNlansing
04-09-2009, 06:56 PM
This just puts life in perspective. We sit here and cry about who should play center field and lead off, then you read this story. Life is so fragile. We should all just cherish every moment we have on Earth together. I feel so sorry for his family and friends. Hopefully Angel fans won't forget him.

Jjav829
04-09-2009, 07:06 PM
Read this. (http://www.halosheaven.com/2009/4/9/828592/the-loss-of-nick-adenhart)

It's from halosheaven.com and it's great. Any explanation wouldn't do it justice, so just read it.

SOXfnNlansing
04-09-2009, 07:17 PM
Read this. (http://www.halosheaven.com/2009/4/9/828592/the-loss-of-nick-adenhart)

It's from halosheaven.com and it's great. Any explanation wouldn't do it justice, so just read it.

amen.

Madscout
04-09-2009, 07:34 PM
I heard this on the way home on NPR of all places. Terrible, and also that he didn't win his only game this season.

Jerko
04-09-2009, 07:56 PM
Can't believe you can pile that much **** into 22 years. Loser.

BoysMom3
04-09-2009, 07:58 PM
I can't begin to describe how angry the content of the 2nd paragraph in the linked article makes me.

Prayers to his family.

Ita. And he has that history and is only 22 y.o.!

TealTank
04-09-2009, 08:21 PM
I remeber the incident with Bostick, but I think that was the Angels' last game in Chicago that season. Not that either team was a factor in the AL West.

If they played tonight, I'd doubt anybody on the field would have his mind completely on the game.

Are you saying that the Angels and Sox in 78 had their minds completely on the game? The Angels finished second to the Royals. The were in the race up til the last weeks of the season. So the Angels were indeed a factor in the AL West that season. Though the Royals did clinch the West before Bostick was murdered.

Railsplitter
04-09-2009, 08:48 PM
Are you saying that the Angels and Sox in 78 had their minds completely on the game? The Angels finished second to the Royals. The were in the race up til the last weeks of the season. So the Angels were indeed a factor in the AL West that season. Though the Royals did clinch the West before Bostick was murdered.


No, I don't think anybody had thier minds complety on the game after Bostok was killed.


The NFL played a full schedule of games the Sunday after the Kennedy assassination in 1963. Many players admitted they had trouble concentrating on the game.

BoysMom3
04-09-2009, 08:58 PM
I read it, Jjav. So terribly poignant and sad. Really gets to me because he was so, so young, and my oldest will be 20 this year. A parent's worst nightmare.

october23sp
04-09-2009, 09:31 PM
Really makes you think, not that it matters but at least his last start was him knowing he could play in the big leagues. Feel awful for the family, Rest in Peace.

twentywontowin
04-09-2009, 10:04 PM
They just showed Scott Boras commenting on this in press conference today on FOX, he is really torn up. I was surprised.

Craig Grebeck
04-09-2009, 10:10 PM
They just showed Scott Boras commenting on this in press conference today on FOX, he is really torn up. I was surprised.
Well that's a pretty inappropriate thing to say.

twentywontowin
04-09-2009, 10:26 PM
Well that's a pretty inappropriate thing to say.

Not really. A guy who were all used to being portrayed as having the will of a rock being reduced to bawling was definitely a surprising thing to see.

DumpJerry
04-10-2009, 12:38 AM
They just showed Scott Boras commenting on this in press conference today on FOX, he is really torn up. I was surprised.

Not really. A guy who were all used to being portrayed as having the will of a rock being reduced to bawling was definitely a surprising thing to see.
:o:You're serious, aren't you?

When I got to the Sox game Thursday, the flags were half-mast. They did a moment of silence for Adenhart just before the National Anthem. Then the flags were raised to full-staff.

Very sad, scary and frustrating (because it was a 100% avoidable death) story.

chaotic8512
04-10-2009, 03:11 AM
This tragedy makes me absolutely sick inside. He had such a great future ahead of him. Seeing the photos of him with the US team next to Brandon Wood and Mark Reynolds, the joy in his face... you can tell not only how much he loved the game, but how much he loved life itself.

And it was taken away, just like that. Just awful. :(:

doublem23
04-10-2009, 03:28 AM
:o:You're serious, aren't you?

I really don't see what the hubbub is about, everyone portrays Boras to be this cold, evil, greedy, heartless sack of crap. Maybe surprised isn't the word I would have used, but it was certainly moving.

DumpJerry
04-10-2009, 07:45 AM
I really don't see what the hubbub is about, everyone portrays Boras to be this cold, evil, greedy, heartless sack of crap. Maybe surprised isn't the word I would have used, but it was certainly moving.
He was thinking about his unrealized future earnings with kid. Makes a grown man cry......

twentywontowin
04-10-2009, 09:03 AM
:o:You're serious, aren't you?

When I got to the Sox game Thursday, the flags were half-mast. They did a moment of silence for Adenhart just before the National Anthem. Then the flags were raised to full-staff.

Very sad, scary and frustrating (because it was a 100% avoidable death) story.

Oh, I get it now. You guys thought I was cracking a joke at Boras missing out on money? Absolutely not. The guy was honestly broken up and I was just passing along the info, since it's something you would never expect the guy to do.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

DumpJerry
04-10-2009, 11:19 AM
Oh, I get it now. You guys thought I was cracking a joke at Boras missing out on money? Absolutely not. The guy was honestly broken up and I was just passing along the info, since it's something you would never expect the guy to do.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.
No problem. I was not surprised at Borass' reaction. Given the level of service he provides his clients with medical staff, coaching, etc., I'm sure he views each client as a family member.

doublem23
04-10-2009, 11:36 AM
The drunk who caused the crash is now being charged with 3 counts of murder.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4055343

LoveYourSuit
04-10-2009, 12:18 PM
The drunk who caused the crash is now being charged with 3 counts of murder.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4055343

1 horse to the left leg, 1 horse to the right leg, 1 horse to the left arm, and then 1 horse to the right arm. Then have the horses just pull away.

Gammons Peter
04-10-2009, 12:35 PM
:o:You're serious, aren't you?

When I got to the Sox game Thursday, the flags were half-mast. They did a moment of silence for Adenhart just before the National Anthem. Then the flags were raised to full-staff.

Very sad, scary and frustrating (because it was a 100% avoidable death) story.


? I was surprised to see him breakdown like that too, whats your point? why is that shocking?

october23sp
04-10-2009, 02:25 PM
Not to sound like all I care about is the game, but I wonder where they will put the Patch for Adenhart as both sleeves have something on them. on is an Angels logo and the other is a memorial patch for someone else who passed away in the organization in the off season.

tick53
04-10-2009, 02:29 PM
A terrible thing to happen to such a young man

Rest In Peace Nick.

tick53

Sox
04-10-2009, 03:26 PM
The drunk who caused the crash is now being charged with 3 counts of murder.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4055343

As he should be.....It's tragic that with this offenders track record that he slipped through the judicial system. How sad. My condolences to Nicks family. How tragic indeed.

WhiteSoxJunkie
04-10-2009, 05:59 PM
Has anyone else noticed that whenever a current MLB player has died recently, it's always a pitcher? Nick Adenhart, Cory Lidle, Josh Hancock, Darryl Kile. Wierd.

doublem23
04-10-2009, 06:02 PM
Oh... ESPN...

http://deadspin.com/5207150/tact-espncom-knows-not-of-this-thing-you-call-tact

BoysMom3
04-10-2009, 06:53 PM
The drunk who caused the crash is now being charged with 3 counts of murder.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4055343

Absolutely, as he should be. I watched the video on that page, and it just tore me up. What a really neat kid. I feel so horrible for his family. :whiner:

TealTank
04-10-2009, 09:48 PM
Don't forget the other two people who died in the accident.

Hopefully his family will donate tissues/organs to help others in need.

TealTank
04-10-2009, 09:55 PM
More facts about the guy's driving history.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-angels-pitcherkilled&prov=ap&type=lgns

getonbckthr
04-10-2009, 10:17 PM
Anaheim just had a nice tribute to Nick. Tip my cap to Boston as well.

BadBobbyJenks
04-10-2009, 11:57 PM
Good to see Jered Weaver just dealing in the tribute game. I cant imagine what it is like to play under circumstances like this.

LoveYourSuit
04-11-2009, 12:20 AM
Bitter Sweet for the guy that gets called up from AAA.

How do you react.

getonbckthr
04-11-2009, 12:21 AM
Bitter Sweet for the guy that gets called up from AAA.

How do you react.
You do your best to honor Adenhart.

Whappeh
04-11-2009, 03:42 PM
Did they retire his number? I just saw a photo on SI.com of his number on the outfield wall.

sox1970
04-11-2009, 03:44 PM
Did they retire his number? I just saw a photo on SI.com of his number on the outfield wall.

No, I think they're just keeping it up for the season.

Soxfanspcu11
04-11-2009, 05:17 PM
The drunk who caused the crash is now being charged with 3 counts of murder.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4055343


We were just talking about this at work. I work with a guy who's brother is a lawyer and We all agreed that murder charges are not only stupid but will never hold up.

This piece of **** did not technically "murder" anyone. If you look up the definitions of murder, either first or second degree, this does not fit. He did not intend to kill 3 people.

Now that being said, should he go to jail for a very long time, possibly the rest of his life? Absolutely. He should go away after being charged with Vehiclular Manslaughter times 3.

I am not even close to defending this loser but what I am saying is that the charges are wrong. It's not murder. These murder charges will never hold up. It's probably just a public show by the DA to perhaps squash some of the anger and angst that the public feels regarding this. However, this charge will be changed shortly.

TealTank
04-11-2009, 08:24 PM
I did a search on the OC Register page and found an interesting story.

In another drunk driving case, the driver was also charged with murder.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/ferguson-prosecutors-driving-2339729-marines-seine

soxinem1
04-11-2009, 08:27 PM
Bitter Sweet for the guy that gets called up from AAA.

How do you react.

That guy is Reggie Willits

Soxfanspcu11
04-11-2009, 08:36 PM
I did a search on the OC Register page and found an interesting story.

In another drunk driving case, the driver was also charged with murder.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/ferguson-prosecutors-driving-2339729-marines-seine


That is indeed a very interesting story. It seems that an investigation was launched into this. I'm not sure what gave them the idea to launch an investigation, they must have known that there was something more to the story.

So perhaps maybe in the Adenhart case, the prosecutor thinks that murder charges are appropriate because of the driver's record. I'm not sure though, it just doesn't seem like it fits the definition of murder. I think that a good lawyer would be able to effectively argue that point. I guess We will see how it unfolds. Thanks for the link. It was definetly an interesting and sad story.

BigP50
04-12-2009, 07:46 PM
I woulda posted this on the off-topic board but I figured this is a very important topic so it should be seen by all.

Join this group on facebookand help try to prevent Drunk Driving

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=72974093195

WS in 05
04-12-2009, 07:51 PM
I don't think a Major League Baseball player gettig killed by a drunk driver should bring awarness to people against drunk drivers.

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04-13-2009, 12:56 AM
I don't think a Major League Baseball player gettig killed by a drunk driver should bring awarness to people against drunk drivers.

Why the **** not?

TealTank
04-16-2009, 07:32 PM
Memorial services were held today for Nick.

Found this interview with a reporter who covered Nick, starting in HS.

The most shocking thing is that there were two other of Nick's HS classmates who died, the same day as he did.

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/thetoydepartment/2009/04/remembering_nick_adenhart.html