There’s tears in heaven. It’s a sad day in baseball.
As the Red Sox head west for six games on the road, their first stop will be to play against the Angels in Anaheim.
This will be a sad time because the baseball world, and especially the Angel’s organization, is mourning the loss of one of their own: 22-year old Angels’ rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart.
I didn’t know Nick, nor was I very familiar with his pitching or pitching style. I do know that he had pitched six shut-out innings against the Oakland A’s just hours before losing his life in a car crash that also claimed the lives of two other people. This crash came at the hands of an irresponsible drunk driver that felt he needed to flee the scene.
I just would like to extend my condolences to Nick’s family, the Angel’s organization, MLB, and baseball fans alike. We’ve lost one of our own. And that is very sad. GodSpeed, Nick.