As the Phillies have an off day today, I thought I would have nothing to write/rant about.
I was wrong.
Last night, Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in an automobile accident. After watching the video report on the website of the local ABC affiliate, I am not only saddened, but infuriated.
As the car in which Adenhart was a passenger was proceeding through an intersection, it was broadsided by a minivan which ran a red light. The driver fled the scene, but was later apprehended.
Now here’s the part that really makes me mad. Not only was the suspect driving while intoxicated, he has a prior DUI and was driving with a suspended license!!
I hope he gets the fullest punishment the law allows! I am thinking very nasty, nasty thoughts about this guy right now!
Adenhart was just 22. Earlier in the evening, he made his season debut for the Angels and pitched 6 shutout innings. He had to have been feeling pretty good. A few hours later he is dead. All of baseball is today mourning the loss of a promising young pitcher.
My deepest sympathies go out to the Adenhart family. R.I.P., Nick.
To the driver of that minivan, you get no sympathy at all for what you’ve done. R.I.H. (rot in h*ll), scumbag!
(photo from foxsports.com)