Thursday, April 09, 2009

Senseless as We Want to Be

It's partially because they're athletes, a projection of all we could hope to be, physically. That's why it's such a shock, to hear the news rookie Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car accident last night, a few hours after his first start of the young 2009 season. We don't want any 22-year-olds to die, let alone those who just starred on our tv sets, who play a game so well it can be a job. New season, young, rookie--all things we don't expect to hear in the same sentence as death. Someone runs a red light, and that's it. We don't want death to be so sneaky, ruining our games, let alone baseball, the only major sport that can possibly go on forever.

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Blogger Smitty said...

I worry about stuff like that every single day...sorry to hear it.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Truly shocking. I know this shouldn't matter, but it's part of the tableau: I was debating what FA starter to pick up, for inning pitched insurance. I chose Scott Lewis, but Adenhart was the next guy. I'd never heard of him until last week.

Then he goes out and tosses a gem, and dies that night.

The whole things makes me a bit sick, actually.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

Terrible, tragic, sad. Just awful.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

It's a severely fucked up thing to happen. Rickey would try to crack a "why couldn't it have been _____???" joke, but nobody should have their career end like that. Just sad.

10:31 AM  

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