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Angels-Oakland postponed Thursday night

Posted on: April 9, 2009 12:36 pm
Edited on: April 9, 2009 2:05 pm
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The Los Angeles Angels-Oakland Athletics game scheduled for Thursday night in Anaheim has been postponed following the stunning death of Angels starting pitcher Nick Adenhart, the Angels said late Thursday morning.

The game was postponed as the team comes to grips with the shocking incident that occurred within a couple miles of Angel Stadium following Wednesday night's game.

Adenhart, 22, was the starting pitcher and had held Oakland scoreless over six innings. Not long after, Adenhart was killed in a hit-and-run crash. He died Thursday morning after surgery attempts failed to save him, according to the Angels.

Adenhart was one of three people killed in the crash. The other two were not affiliated with the Angels' organization.

"The Angels family has suffered a tremendous loss today," Angels general manager Tony Reagins said in a statement released by the club Thursday morning. "We are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nick's family, friends, loved ones and fans."

Adenhart is survived by his father, Jim, and his mother, Janet. They released this statement:

"Nick's family expresses sincere gratitude for all the help the Angels have provided. He lived his dream and was blessed to be part of an organization comprised of such warm, caring and compassionate people. The Angels were his extended family. Thanks to all of Nick's loyal supporters and fans throughout his career. He will always be in everyone's hearts forever."

 

 

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Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: April 10, 2009 12:04 pm
 

Angels-Oakland postponed Thursday night

Kitch, Did you read Scotts other column. Any Comments on that one?

 

 

 

Don't be so quick to jump on your soapbox and judge




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2009 3:42 pm
 

Angels-Oakland postponed Thursday night

What a tragedy.  I extend my thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, teammates, the Angels organization and fans.  What a performance last night. So much promise.  I hope justice is served.  You will always be a winner in my book Nick.  Rest in peace.

 




Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2009 3:39 pm
 

Angels-Oakland postponed Thursday night

Why so angry?- This is a sad event and yes Scott Miller did address the obvious. The reporting of this story is being covered throughout MLB and Ca News. If you don't like the writer or any writers why click on their links. The Angels playing tonight is not the lead story but is relavant, and I would not have expected anything else from the Angels Organization.  




Since: Apr 9, 2009
Posted on: April 9, 2009 2:18 pm
 

Angels considering postponing Thursday's game

Postponing Thursday's game would be the honorable and respectful thing to do. My prayers and love go out to the parents of Nick and the Angels Team. What a blessing it was to have him as an Angel player. Jim and Janet may the Lord our God comfort your heart and soul in this time of such pain. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" You're in my prayers. God Bless You.

 




Since: Apr 9, 2009
Posted on: April 9, 2009 2:01 pm
 

R.I.P.

What a tragic story. I looked up his pitch-by-pitch for last night's game. In his final inning he threw all strikes. Sometimes it makes you wonder about the Big Guy and what he has planned for us all... Here's hoping and praying Nick is showing off his stuff right now against some of baseball's greats in that endless game in the sky.

R.I.P.

 

 




Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: April 9, 2009 1:49 pm
 

Angels considering postponing Thursday's game

Man I hate seeing anyone dying due to the recklessness of others, This is such a shame.




Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: April 9, 2009 1:46 pm
 

Angels considering postponing Thursday's game

Scott Miller is a complete douche bag. A tragedy like this happens, and his inner-reporter can't be contained. Instead of doing something worth while in his blog, such as reflecting on this young man's life/accomplishments, he digs for an irrelevant story. Does any one really care whether they play or not? Use your media power to give us an in-depth reflection, Scott, not to tell us facts we already know and question the certainty of a stupid baseball game. I bet as soon as he heard the news, the first thing he did was call the Angels to see if they'd be playing. Real classy.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 9, 2009 1:42 pm
 

Angels considering postponing Thursday's game

This sort of tragedy is sp terrible, whether it involves a pro athlete or a factory worker. Driving an auto is the one thing that has laws and rules that have very few regulations. It is so sad for an individual with so much to live for to be struck down at such a young age. My condolences go out to his family friends and teammates. No one will never know what he could have achieved as a person and an athlete. May God have mercy on this young man. 

 




Since: Mar 15, 2009
Posted on: April 9, 2009 1:41 pm
 

Angels considering postponing Thursday's game

To all those effected by this tragic accident, from the families to the fans, the entire sports world should take a moment of silence before each event today. Just to remind everyone just how sensless and tragic an accident this was. If Major League Baseball and it's affiliates don't postpone todays game it would be a tragic as well. 




Since: Apr 9, 2009
Posted on: April 9, 2009 1:38 pm
 

Angels considering postponing Thursday's game

Shocked as the tears of sadness flow heavy over Nick, his family, his friends and Halo Nation..... Nick is now a true angel and will be watching over all of us as we manage to put his life into perspective while we morn and celebrate his life.



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