Friday, April 10, 2009

Senseless Tragedy

It's a story as old as, well, stories. A promising young men with his whole life ahead of him, who seemingly has the world by the tail, is struck down, his promise and potential left hanging in the void.

Adenhart was among three people killed Thursday in a crash in Fullerton, Calif., when a minivan driven by an alleged drunken driver broadsided their car after running a red light, authorities said.

The crash occurred hours after Adenhart, 22, pitched six scoreless innings Wednesday night against the Oakland Athletics. Police arrested Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, of San Bernardino, Calif., on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter, said Lt. Kevin Hamilton of the Fullerton Police Department.
Nick Adenhart was from Hagerstown, MD. Hagerstown is a mere 20 minute drive from the Vulture's nest, so when I say that Western Maryland is taking this hard, I'm not exaggerating.

Everyone is left to wonder what this reportedly outstanding young man could have accomplished had he not been so tragically and senselessly killed.

Tomorrow is promised to no one. I have a son Adenhart's age. I would be devastated to lose him. My heart really goes out to the family. May God's tender mercies be with them.