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(TMZ)   Angels starting pitcher Nick Adenhart suffers the ultimate loss   (tmz.com) divider line
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3421 clicks; posted to Sports » on 09 Apr 2009 at 11:48 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2009-04-09 12:17:39 PM  
Damn. That sucks.
 
2009-04-09 12:17:41 PM  
Guess they need to brush up on their hit and run defense
 
2009-04-09 12:18:47 PM  
OMG

That's horrible. Rest in peace.
 
2009-04-09 12:21:06 PM  

gspazg: Did you even RFTA? He was a passenger in a car that was struck by another driver, who then fled the scene.


I'm talking about the guy who hit him ya dolt
 
2009-04-09 12:21:59 PM  

MIguy: Three people were killed but lets focus all the attention on the professional athlete that 95% of people have never heard of.


So what's the percentage of us that have heard of the other two people?
 
2009-04-09 12:22:54 PM  
That sucks big time.

/Was upset i missed the game last night
//Satellite is picky about what games i get to watch
///Californian at heart
\\\\Shashies!
 
2009-04-09 12:23:11 PM  

mloree: hbalien: fark, thats sad. Hopefully he wasn't drinking and driving.

I was also hoping he'd have a breakout year like Saunders last year and Weaver the year before.

RTFA, DUMBASS!


My bad. Thought it said he was the driver. Well hopefully the driver wasn't drunk either.
 
2009-04-09 12:25:33 PM  

hbalien:
My bad. Thought it said he was the driver. Well hopefully the driver wasn't drunk either.


See the update. He was under the influence, that cocksucker.
 
2009-04-09 12:26:18 PM  
He'll be back to help them win the pennant
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2009-04-09 12:26:37 PM  
Note to athletes, nothing good happens after midnight. Stay home.

/Condolences to his family and friends
 
2009-04-09 12:26:38 PM  

You Are All Sheep: When did Ted Kennedy get a minivan?


Ah yes, nothing like death caused by a drunk driver humor. It is such fun, isn't it?

Perhaps you can go to the funeral with a "HA! God Hates MLB" sign, since Phelps can't be everywhere.
 
2009-04-09 12:28:50 PM  

You Are All Sheep: When did Ted Kennedy get a minivan?


Ironic that a person with your username would post a played out, classless joke like this.

/Not really ironic at all.
 
2009-04-09 12:30:09 PM  
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2009-04-09 12:33:43 PM  

Nexus of the Crisis: Note to athletes, nothing good happens after midnight. Stay home.

/Condolences to his family and friends


it was a three hour game, i'm not sure about when it started, but it probably didn't start till at least 7. So the game didn't get over till well after 10. As the SP, he has a lot of stuff to do post game for his arm.

Chances are, he was heading home from the game.
 
CLP
2009-04-09 12:33:54 PM  
Sad story

/submitted with a better headline... yadda yadda
 
2009-04-09 12:34:31 PM  
People who run red lights should not be allowed to live.
 
2009-04-09 12:36:42 PM  
I thought the Angels had a good bullpen. I didn't know they gave up so many hits and runs. I'M HERE ALL WEEK FOLKS, DON'T FORGET TO TIP YOUR BARTENDER!!1!!!11
 
2009-04-09 12:37:32 PM  
Fark. 22-year-old pitcher, finally looking like he was going to get some serious time in the big leagues, and killed in Fullerton of all places by a farking drunk driver. Probably the biggest tragedy to hit the organization since Donnie Moore. So sad.

/Huge Angels fans
//Let's go Halos!
 
2009-04-09 12:38:06 PM  
Wow...that just went ahead and ruined my farking day. RIP Nick.

/Go Halos...:(
 
2009-04-09 12:38:16 PM  
Nick Adenhart has been dropped by 20,916 teams in Yahoo! leagues
/straight to hell
 
2009-04-09 12:38:26 PM  

MIguy: Three people were killed but lets focus all the attention on the professional athlete that 95% of people have never heard of.


Fine. What were their ERA's?
 
2009-04-09 12:38:45 PM  
This is why we need Red Light cameras.
 
2009-04-09 12:40:34 PM  
So you're saying that a member of the the angels angels of Anaheim is with the angels now?
 
2009-04-09 12:44:47 PM  
Sad. A promising young man with family and friends who were most likely cheering him on while he played a game he loved, taken away from those people and his teammates by an asshole who couldn't wait two minutes for a red light and who fled the scene of a triple homicide instead of owning up to his douchebaggery and terrible decision. I'll be rooting for the Angels tonight.


/surreptitiously edits fantasy league rotation
 
2009-04-09 12:44:59 PM  

Drakin020: This is why we need Red Light cameras.



So we get a good picture of a fatal accident?
 
2009-04-09 12:46:14 PM  

Drakin020: This is why we need Red Light cameras.


I'm willing to sacrifice some safety to *not* have red light cameras.
 
2009-04-09 12:46:30 PM  

Drakin020: This is why we need Red Light cameras.


Ahh yes, because a drunk driver is going to realize he's approaching a RLC intersection and stop. Ohh wait, that's right he's drunk and unable to respond correctly/quickly to his surroundings. The guy was caught, so A RLC would not have made a difference in this except for getting photos of the wreck.

/God speed Nick
 
2009-04-09 12:47:00 PM  
Only hours after pitching against the A's ... Sad... He will be missed.

Rest in Peace.

/Angel Fan
 
2009-04-09 12:52:20 PM  
Was it just me or did it seem on the video that the reporter had been trying to pick up the chicks interviewed shortly before and probably directly after going live?
 
2009-04-09 12:54:20 PM  

bigwill64: Only hours after pitching against the A's ... Sad... He will be missed.

Rest in Peace.

/Angel Fan


And he did an awesome job in that game... only to have it farked up by the bullpen...

/Angels fan as well.
 
2009-04-09 12:55:22 PM  
They were rerunning the game after midnight, it's possible he was playing on TV at the time of his death. Sad and creepy.

As Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson might say, "Jesus Christ! ... Angels are gonna need another pitcher, I guess."
 
2009-04-09 12:55:46 PM  
Absolutely terrible. Saw some pics of the crash scene on the OC register site. Minivan driver probably never touched the brakes. Hope he rots in hell for this.
 
2009-04-09 12:56:07 PM  

Drakin020: his is why we need Red Light cameras.


Good troll. Short, simple, to the point, and it got bites.

7.5/10
 
2009-04-09 12:57:36 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Horrible news. This A's fan will be pouring out a 40 in honor of Nick and the Angels.


I really hate the moments that force you to realize that baseball isn't the most important thing in the world, and this is one of them.

RIP.


This. This Rangers fan will be doing the same.
 
2009-04-09 12:57:59 PM  
Among the Angels now.

RIP man,

let the families each get a kick to the batters box of this asswipe!

GO CUBS!
 
2009-04-09 12:59:31 PM  

speedk0re: Nick Adenhart has been dropped by 20,916 teams in Yahoo! leagues
/straight to hell


lol I didn't even think about that one.
 
2009-04-09 1:00:08 PM  

bacongood: it was a three hour game, i'm not sure about when it started, but it probably didn't start till at least 7. So the game didn't get over till well after 10. As the SP, he has a lot of stuff to do post game for his arm.

Chances are, he was heading home from the game.


This is most likely the case. I have a friend in baseball and whenever I meet him after the game, in the family room, it is usually 2-3 hours after the game has ended before we leave the stadium.
 
2009-04-09 1:00:33 PM  

This Is Bold Text: Drakin020: This is why we need Red Light cameras.

I'm willing to sacrifice some safety to *not* have red light cameras.


Why? They are a much better idea than photo radar on the freeway, which i deplore. If you are just driving a bit too fast on the highway, there's a chance that you're not an asshole. Running a red light, well, that makes you a complete asshole who deserves punishment.
 
2009-04-09 1:01:40 PM  

Greenville: Why Would I Read the Article: Horrible news. This A's fan will be pouring out a 40 in honor of Nick and the Angels.


I really hate the moments that force you to realize that baseball isn't the most important thing in the world, and this is one of them.

RIP.

This. This Rangers fan will be doing the same.


Make that 2 Rangers fans.
 
2009-04-09 1:03:55 PM  

Drakin020: This is why we need Red Light cameras.


People just accelerate through red light cameras, studies have shown accidents go up as a result. The superior option is longer yellow lights, but those don't make any money for the city.

What a senseless tragedy, Adenhart looked like he was starting to show why he was a top prospect in the organization. The thought of having your career dreams within your grasp, then having it all taken away by a random idiot is heartbreaking.
 
2009-04-09 1:04:27 PM  

Epiphany: speedk0re: Nick Adenhart has been dropped by 20,916 teams in Yahoo! leagues
/straight to hell

lol I didn't even think about that one.


As sad as this all is, my first thought was, "I wonder how many fantasy baseball players are pissed right now." I don't even play fantasy baseball, but I know how fantasy sports players can be rather short-sighted at times when it comes to these kinds of situations.

Still very sad, especially given his age and apparent potential.
 
2009-04-09 1:07:41 PM  

MugzyBrown: gspazg: Did you even RFTA? He was a passenger in a car that was struck by another driver, who then fled the scene.

I'm talking about the guy who hit him ya dolt


Ahhh, so you were expressing concern for the killer's finances. Much better.
 
2009-04-09 1:07:53 PM  

chapman: People just accelerate through red light cameras, studies have shown accidents go up as a result.



People who pull this shiat should be beaten mercilessly.
 
2009-04-09 1:10:16 PM  
Angels have had some bad luck over the years, including a lot of car-related deaths... this list just showed up at the L.A. Times site:

-- ln 1968, relief pitcher Minnie Rojas was permanently paralyzed and his wife and three children were killed in an off-season car accident.

-- In 1972, Chico Ruiz, a 33-year-old utility infielder, died in a car accident.

-- 1974, Bruce Heinbechner, a promising, young, left-handed pitching prospect not unlike the right-handed Adenhart, was killed in a springtime car crash.

-- In 1977, 23-year-old shortstop Mike Miley, another top prospect, was killed in a preseason car accident.

-- In 1978, All-Star outfielder Lymon Bostock was driving in a car in Gary, Ind., stopped at a traffic light, when someone in another car shot and killed him.

-- In 1985, the two-year-old son of pitcher John Candelaria died after being in a coma for months following a swimming pool accident at his home.

-- In 1989, three years after throwing the fateful pitch that Dave Henderson hit for the ninth-inning home run, which turned the ALCS in Boston's favor, reliever Donnie Moore shot his wife, seriously injuring her, and then killed himself.

-- In 1992, the Angels team bus, traveling from Yankee Stadium to Baltimore, careened off the New Jersey Turnpike, injuring several members of the club, including Manager Buck Rodgers, who was hurt the worst.
 
2009-04-09 1:10:33 PM  
it's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife
 
2009-04-09 1:24:33 PM  
RIP River Rat...

For clarification, I saw him pitch in High School at Williamsport (MD) High. Since I went to Clear Spring just up the road, and Williamsport is right on the Potomac, they were called "river rats"... Yeah anyway, it's a damn shame he got snuffed out right as he was finally going to make it big. He messed up his shoulder right out of HS and had obviously managed to overcome the injury and ensuing surgery. Damn shame...
 
2009-04-09 1:35:53 PM  
shiat. I have tickets for tonights gane. I wonder if it will be canceled?
 
2009-04-09 1:38:56 PM  
Wait, why was a starting MLB pitcher riding in a POS Mitsubishi?
 
2009-04-09 1:47:50 PM  
shiat. I have tickets for tonights gane. I wonder if it will be canceled?

Game is cancelled. I don't have a link for you but they made the announcement during the Mariners-Twins game.
 
2009-04-09 1:51:02 PM  

Omnivorous: shiat. I have tickets for tonights gane. I wonder if it will be canceled?

Game is cancelled. I don't have a link for you but they made the announcement during the Mariners-Twins game.shiat.

 
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