Thursday, April 9, 2009

Nick Adenhart

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was among three people killed in a crash in Fullerton, California, early Thursday, according to the team and a hospital spokesman.

Adenhart, 22, from Silver Spring, Maryland, died at UC Irvine Medical Center, according to spokesman John Murray.

Read more.

It's just that I just watched him pitch on, and knowing nothing else about him -- not the area he grew up in, whether he was an only child as the article implied, whether he had aspirations beyond baseball, whether he ever dreamed he would, through tossing a baseball, worm his way into the living rooms of people the world over -- I just have to say: this bit of news, at 1:33 a.m. where I am right now, seems horribly tragic.

UPDATE, 4/10: SI: Joe Posnanski and Lee Jenkins.

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