I found out this morning that Nick Adenhart, a young pitcher for the Angels, was killed last night in a tragic car accident. I had watched Baseball Tonight last week as they raved about Adenhart and I quickly picked him up for my fantasy baseball team. They projected him to be a pitching phenom and he was already off to an amazing season. He pitched six scoreless innings yesterday in only his fourth major-league start. He was 22 years old.
In fantasy baseball terms, he was one of those diamond-in-the-rough players that starts out obscure and then has the ability to make your entire season since nobody drafted him or expected him to do anything. And that is only fantasy baseball. I can’t imagine how sad the Angels are. But that is only a sport. I really can’t imagine how heartbroken his family must be. To have someone with so much ahead of him and so much to look forward to. It is a good reminder to us to embrace the moments we have now. My prayers and sympathies go out to his family and loved ones.
“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14