This happened last night after the Angels game. Very sad…
Angels rookie Adenhart killed in hit-and-run crash
Adenhart, 22, died after undergoing surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center spokesman John Murray said.
A fourth person remained hospitalized in critical condition.
The Angels confirmed Adenhart’s death in a statement and said no other members of the Angels organization were involved in the accident.
“The Angels family has suffered a tremendous loss today. 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,” general manager Tony Reagins said.
The team said Adenhart was survived by his parents, Jim and Janet.
“He lived his dream and was blessed to be part of an organization comprised of such warm, caring, and compassionate people,” the family said in a statement issued through the team.
“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.”
Adenhart, of Silver Spring, Md., was the Angels’ No. 3 starter. He threw six scoreless innings in Wednesday night’s loss to Oakland in his fourth major-league start and first of the season.
Adenhart and three other people were in a silver Mitsubishi that was struck shortly before 12:30 a.m. by a minivan that ran a red light and also hit another vehicle, police said.
The sports car struck a light pole, killing three people inside.
Police Lt. Craig Brower said the minivan driver fled the crash scene and was captured a short time later. The driver was arrested and booked for investigation of felony hit-and-run.
Adenhart, a right-hander, earned a spot in the starting rotation on an injury-plagued Angels staff by impressing manager Mike Scioscia late in spring training.
The pitcher made his major league debut May 1 of last year, also against Oakland. He made two other starts, getting his only decision in a victory over the Chicago White Sox on May 12. He was 37-28 in the minor leagues from 2005-08, including 9-13 last year at Triple-A Salt Lake.
The Minnesota Twins held moment of silence before their game against the Seattle Mariners. Also, there was to be a moment of silence before the start of the Texas Rangers’ home game against the Cleveland Indians.
Such a great kid and way too young to die.
I pulled a real boner!! The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) sent me a registration renewal form way back in November. My registration was due to expire in February. When it came time to pay it I discovered that I had lost the form. I tried to pay online but I couldn’t because of a required code on the form. Figuring that in February they would send me a new form, I waited, and waited, and waited. What was I thinking? I finally receive a new form in April. I had been illegal for two months. They added a nice little $98 late fee so I owed them $217. So I go online to pay it but oops!! I need to get a smog test first! Another $60! Consider it my bailout contribution. I’m legal now but just glad I didn’t get pulled over or it would have cost even more! I think that next time, I’ll be paying it early!!!
Now the smog test! I HATE them! It’s always some shabby little hole in the wall place that smells of oil, gasoline and, and I think, urine!! I know these places are licensed by the State but every one I go to is run by a short Asian guy, missing half of his teeth and speaking very little English. They even test your gas cap!!! ???? So while I was waiting (40 Minutes!), I took advantage of their amenities. A folding chair, under a torn umbrella with a copy of last Saturday’s L A Times. A very pleasant afternoon. For some reason, when they are finished, they always extend a greasy hand and want to shake. I smile and wave.
So how was your Wednesday?? Today is MUCH better! Next week I get to bring Bonnie and Baxter in for Rabies shots. Always a circus! My music should be back on Saturday!