Nick Adenhart killed in traffic accident

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Just horrible news out of Southern California. Angels’ starter Nick Adenhart was killed in a felony hit-and-run accident early this morning. Adenhart pitched just last night, firing six shutout innings agaisnt the A’s. He was only 22. Suddenly 0-2 doesn’t seem so bad.

Our deepest condolences go out to Adenhart’s family and friends.

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  • A.D.

    Absolutely terrible

  • Brooklyn Ed

    wow… =( rest in peace Nick.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Awful.

  • pete

    wow

  • Corey

    after just coming out of a horrible accident mircaulously without a scratch due to an 84 year old womans negligance, i hope they throw the book at the mini van driver…put that dude away

  • steve (different one)

    stunning news. tragic.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

    Even though it was a different situation, it really makes you think about Joba and his DUI and how lucky he was not to be involved in an accident and this poor dude was just driving around (AFAIK).

    • anonymous

      it really does

  • Joey

    Horrible, deepest condolences to the family

  • Roman

    My prayers go out to nick, his family , and the angels .Potenial has ended in the most unfourtunet way . God bless

  • donttradecano

    damn… rip

  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    My condolences to the Adenharts for this shocking loss after this unnecessary tragedy.

  • donttradecano

    it says someone else affiliated with the angles died… anyway know if it was another player?

    • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

      Pythagoras?

  • http://evilempire20.com Ryan S.

    Man this is just absolutely horrible. I’ve been following Adenhart for a long time and have been a huge fan. This is to the Angels the equivalent of a guy like Phil Hughes getting killed. Condolences to his family and to baseball fans everywhere who were looking forward to seeing this guy turn into an ace.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Yup. Not only is it really sad on a human level, but this is really tough on the Angels as a ballclub. Adenhart was a guy they were counting on, and he was showing real ability to contribute.

      That’s tough to overcome.

      • http://evilempire20.com Ryan S.

        Yeah dude. First and foremost its a tragedy that a young man – I’m the same age as the guy! – was killed in an accident. But the extra layer that he was going to be a huge part of an excellent baseball franchise’s future makes it even sadder for those who follow the sport and were familiar with just how good this kid had the chance to be. I’m sure MLB and LAA is going to do something special for his memory, and like Mike said … it sure has hell puts 0-2 into perspective.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Two others (one affiliated with the Angels organization) were killed in the crash…

    Damn, the Angels lost Adenhart AND another person affiliated with the Angels organization.

    Double condolences. (Triple for the third dearly departed.)

    • Arin

      This is awful. I’d like to offer my condolences as well.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
  • Steve B-BALL

    What an awful tragedy.
    R.I.P.
    sure makes baseball look insignificant.

  • Yankees < …………

    That is awful.
    An 0 and 2 start, hip surgery, a tell all book and steroids don’t look so bad right about now. It is always the drivers that cause such destruction and heartache are the ones that survive. RIP Nick.

  • donttradecano

    fan killed outside of the angels stadium

    http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_12097798

  • Drew

    horrible news.

  • http://theyankeeblog.com Shamik

    that is horrible….RIP

  • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

    So sad.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    Wow. I feel like I felt when I heard the news that Munson died. He was about 10 years older, but hey, 22 or 32, waaaay too young to die.

    Condolences to the the Adenhart and Angel families.

  • 65hughes

    and i was going to see him pitch tomorrow against the sox but they moved him

    condolences to the the Adenhart family RIP

  • anonymous

    unbelievable.

  • Expired Milk

    Damn I was psyched at hell waking up only an hour before AJ was going to pitch but this really got me down :( RIP

  • Mike

    wow, terrible. and then the guy had the balls to run from the scene? probably an illegal with no insurance. hope he rots in jail for the rest of his life.

    • http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-02/45088362.jpg Mike Pop

      probably an illegal with no insurance.

      A rather racial judgement call there.

    • The Evil Empire

      Why do you think he’s an illegal? That’s such an ignorant thing to say, the other driver could’ve been drunk, or just scared of going to jail.

    • Mike

      you’re right, I take that part back. we’ll wait to see the facts.

      • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        Whether he ends up being illegal or not does not justify the comment or make him a better or worse person.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        you’re right, I take that part back. we’ll wait to see the facts.

        Yeah, because your ignorant racist xenophobia will totally be cool if it’s proven accurate…

        (rolls eyes)

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        Uncalled for regardless of whether you’re proven right or wrong.

        • Mike

          You’re right, I know. I shouldn’t have said it. Here’s more info…

          “The minivan’s driver fled the scene and was later arrested, Brower said. Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, of Riverside will face charges of manslaughter, felony driving under the influence and hit-and-run, he said.”

          Guy is going to have to live with that for the rest of his life.

  • jsbrendog

    dag yo. just…..dag

  • Rick in Boston

    I actually met Adenhart when he was in high school. I was working for the Hagerstown Suns at the time and his high school would play some games at our stadium. Nice kid who seemed to enjoy pitching in front of the crowds we would get for his games. He’ll be missed.

  • K.B.D.

    The hit and run has to be one of the most cowardly acts possible. When you hear about something like this, it makes what Donte Stallworth did (staying with the person you’ve struck, not the driving drunk part) all the more admirable.

    It’s a shame anyone this young has to be taken from us. God bless his family.

    • KW

      Well, I’m not sure him not running is admirable, as he did hit someone in an identifiable car while being intoxicated (allegedly). If he ran, that’d just be another charge to his record, it’s not like they wouldn’t have figured out it was him. I don’t think giving him credit for staying is saying all that much.

  • john

    terrible,terrible,

  • Steve

    This is so, so sad. I know this kind of thing happens all the time in the world, but with this involving baseball, it really hits home for me.

    This young man, with his whole life ahead of him, is out there on the mound on Wednesday night, living large and living a lifelong dream. I can’t imagine how extremely proud his family and friends were of him. Then, a few short hours later, he is taken.

    I remember how proud I was to sit in the stands and watch my son in high school. I wont even try to imagine the pain this has caused his loved ones and Angels’ family, but I am so sorry for their loss, and I know Nick is in a much better place.

    Give your loved ones a hug if you can, and tell them every day you love them. They can be gone in a blink of an eye :(