Don’t get me wrong I’m still excited the A’s won and in glorious fashion. But in the end I can’t stop thinking about how I just saw Nick Adenhart pitch last night and within hours and while I was sound asleep he was killed.
There was so much promise. If the Angels had a pen they could rely on he would have had him a win last night.
As much as we love to hate our division rivals it’s times like these that show us in the end its all in fun.
This was a huge loss for Angels fans and for baseball fans in general. We feel connected to these guys. More than any sport I feel baseball players make themselves very accessible and we feel as though we do know them. Many of us have had the opportunity to talk with our favorite ball players. It’s very sad that we miss out on seeing Adenhart’s progression and we will never know what could have been.
The game must go on, no matter how hard it might be. My condolences go out to the entire Angels family and their fans, and especially to all of those that were important to Nick.
“It’s difficult for all of us in the baseball family,” Girardi said. “You dream your whole life about playing in the big leagues, you make your first start and have a good start and then it’s over.” – Joe Girardi (Yankees Manager)