- Blogger Matt Capp writes a tribute to his friend Henry Pearson who died in the Thursday morning car crash that also took the life of Nick Adenhart in Fullerton. The Daily Titan writes a story to honor Courtney Stewart, as well. (Hat Tip: Big League Stew)
- From Dinged Corners. Verse by: A.E. Housman
Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay,
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.
- From White Sox Cards.
In a strange way, I feel honored that Nick got his one win against the White Sox. I feel sad that he will never get the chance to win his second game. Nick left behind a 1-0 lifetime record. We'll never get to see Nick blossom into the pitcher that he was destined to be.
- I have no respect for these vultures.
- Matthew Barry writes that in light of recent events we should all be mindful of what we drink.
The Stanley Cup playoffs are less than a week away. There will be parties, there will be drinking. I'm not asking you to stop. I certainly love a cold beer or two while watching the games or even at Staples Center before the game.
But if someone asks "you want another one?", think about it.
Just think about it.
In Vin Scully's own words:
If I may speak for every member of the Dodger organization, our heartfelt and deepest sympathies to the mother and family of Nick Adenhart, and to every member in the Angels organization, for the untimely accident and death of young Nick last night at the tender age of twenty-two. Nick, from Maryland, had pitched six scoreless innings and was in a car with three friends, and a driver apparently went through a red light and T-boned the car, killing three of the four, including Nick, and one other member is in critical condition. And if there is one thing I’ve learned in all my years — and I haven’t learned much — but the one thing I’ve learned: Don’t even waste your time trying to figure out life.
Ground ball through for Andre Ethier, and life continues for those who still have it. And with a leadoff single, Russell Martin will be coming up.
But I would say, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take a moment and say a prayer in memory for Nick, especially for his parents. What a shock to lose a twenty-two-year-old.
Andre Ethier at first base, Russell Martin the batter, James Loney on deck, and the Dodgers try to strike in the second inning against Kevin Correia.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Mid-Week Blog Kiosk: 4/10/2009
I hope you all have a safe weekend. Please do not drink and drive.