Nick Adenhart, 1986-2009

Eric, who has been a loyal follower to my blog and who is my favorite Angels fan, left a comment in my last entry that touched me.

Dear Eric,

nick.jpgBaseball aside, the very human lesson is that we cherish every day as if it were our last. No one is immune to this reality so . . . live well, passionately, with kindness and appreciation. In my subconscious I know this to be true. We ALL know this to be true. It’s just sometimes I need a reminder how fleeting life really is. This tragic news today was that reminder for me, and hopefully many others.

No matter what our teams are, no matter if you watch the game from inside the dugout, press box, on the couch or in the stands, when baseball loses someone, we all mourn together as a community. It’s a community I am proud to be a part of in moments like these.

RIP Nick Adenhart and thank you for the reminder.

Peace,
Love,
AND BASEBALL,
Alyssa

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26 Comments

Hi Alyssa.I read your new blog.I’m very sad that this happened.Thanks.

IT’S A SAD DAY FOR BASEBALL.. BASEBALL HAS LOST A GREAT BASEBALL PLAYER. REST IN PEACE NICK ADENHART HE WILL BE MISSED, A GREAT PLAYER WHO’S LIFE UNFORTUNATELY WAS CUT SHORT.THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT PLAYS. MY CONDONLENCES TO THE ADENHART FAMILY, MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. WE MAY HAVE LOST A BASEBALL PLAYER HERE ON EARTH, BUT GAIN A ANGEL UP THERE IN HEAVEN. GOD BLESS HIS SOUL. THE THOUGHTS OF THE WHOLE BASEBALL COMMUNITY ARE WITH THE FAMILY. ILL HAVE YOU IN MY PRAYS!!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL
TAMARA

IT’S A SAD DAY FOR BASEBALL.. BASEBALL HAS LOST A GREAT BASEBALL PLAYER. REST IN PEACE NICK ADENHART HE WILL BE MISSED, A GREAT PLAYER WHO’S LIFE UNFORTUNATELY WAS CUT SHORT.THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT PLAYS. MY CONDONLENCES TO THE ADENHART FAMILY, MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. WE MAY HAVE LOST A BASEBALL PLAYER HERE ON EARTH, BUT GAIN A ANGEL UP THERE IN HEAVEN. GOD BLESS HIS SOUL. THE THOUGHTS OF THE WHOLE BASEBALL COMMUNITY ARE WITH THE FAMILY. ILL HAVE YOU IN MY PRAYS!!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL
TAMARA

No question. A great message Alyssa, but a sad way that it must be delivered to us all.

No question. A great message Alyssa, but a sad way that it must be delivered to us all.

Bonjour ma belle and Eric,

It is true the all baseball community morns Nick?s much too early death, and that everywhere in the world.

This week was a very difficult week for me, I got some personal bad news an Monday and the last days at work were as a result very frustrating, baseball even with the big time difference (6 to 9 hours) and almost no sleep was therefore an immense reassure haven for me. So Nick?s death yesterday reminded me ones again that life is very fragile and that we must cherish it like a rare stone.

Courage!

Vous embrasse fort,

Anne

Very sad news. Nick was a promising young ballplayer and a great person as well. I hope whoever caused the accident spends a long time in jail. Please whoever hasn’t already sign the guestbook on the site I made for Nick. http://mike687.webs.com/

Thank you to anybody that does.

Thank you to anybody that does.

It?s truly sad to be reminded this way that every moment and every person in our lives needs to be cherished, My deepest condolences go out to Nick and his family.
Gary

Was so saddened to hear this news yesterday. Condolences to the families of all the victims of that accident. Such a tragic way to be reminded to cherish every moment of every day. Take care of yourselves. Take care of the ones you love.

A Baseball alone

Alone it sees the darkened stadium
The empty seats the dugout bare
No cheering voices no happy smiles
No players umpires no one is there

No venders to sell their many things
No laughter of children it hears
No flustered coaches no managers
No yelling no wave no stinging jeers

Where is the young man from last night
His gallant heart in every graceful throw
Why is he not here have I made him mad
He should be here where did he go

Rolling to the fence it sees the things
Left by those saying a heartfelt goodbye
Tears come for it knows what occurred
Deeply touched it starts to cry

Hold loved ones and friends close
It says to the sad few it can see
Give them your love every day
That truly is the only way to be

As I’ve gone thru life, I’ve become more and more humble. Life is humbling, I’m not the kid who once thought he could concur everything, life has taught me otherwise. This tragic loss of Nick Adenhart is a reminder how fleeting life is and how you never know what Curve Ball God may have in store for you? In the end, money and material possesions have no meaning, were left with memories. God bless Nick Adenhart, his family and friends and fans and cherish the loving memories he left behind.

It’s so sad. It’s scary too…to know that your life could just end one day without any warning. You truly do have to live everyday like it was your last, because you never know. Nick Adenhart didn’t know. I can’t imagine what his family is going through…I mean I, myself want to cry. We lost one of our own yesterday. And although I didn’t know him personally (obviously) I knew he was a great guy and that’s good enough for me. My condolences.
Katlyn

*Some words to live by: Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it .

Hi Alyssa,

Well said. This was a tragedy – let’s not forget the other victims either. Life is fragile.

Jim

This tragedy is a reminder to me that we are never promised another day, and we should try to live each day to the fullest. Appreciate everything and take nothing for granted. Sad day for the Angels and Angel fans. My friend went to the stadium and took pictures of the memorial they set up there.

Good bye, Nick. You left so soon… May you always pitch perfect games wherever you are.

Hi Alyssa

Thank you for posting this, it’s such a tradegy that three innocent lifes were lost, especially in this way.. It’s a tragedy that such a talent was lost, it’s a tragedy that someone who was making his dream come true lost his life way too early. Seeing the tributes, the comments of fans and his teammates, made me cry today.. I’m a new fan and I’m astounded by how this baseball community is getting together how fans of rivaling teams are reaching out to each other in comfort.. It’s truly amazing.
Rest in peace Nick! My thoughts go out to his family, friends, his team mates and fans.

Well Put, Alyssa
My condolences to the family and friends of Nick Adenhart and to the Los Angeles Angels.

Alyssa:
Another week in baseball….a sad one indeed….something like this is a loss felt through all of baseball and in all of us fans everywhere….Since I was watching the final Leaf game this season I only got to listen to half of tonight’s game, way to go Orlando Hudson. I think some of the cobwebs may be getting shaken off and the opening Spring jitters are over…lets go Blue……Mort

Alyssa:
Another week in baseball…a sad one indeed….a loss like this is felt through all of baseball , with the hopes that anything so senseless will never happen again….Was watching the final Leaf game of this season so only heard the last half of tonight’s game…way to go Orlando….I think we’re shaking of the cobwebs and getting over the Spring jitters now…Go Blue…………Mort

Alyssa:

Like Nick, the baseball community lost a great broadcaster. Harry Kalas, 73 years-old, passed away today in the broadcaster’s lounge in DC. He was the voice of the Phillies and one of the greatest broadcasters in baseball. Vin Scully, Bob Murphy and Harry Kalas were the best in the business. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Phillie organization and the friends and family of Mr. Harry Kalas.

Peace, Jay

Hi Alyssa,
I’m sorry to hear this tragic news. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by this tragic loss. -Steve

I cant believe it but there is more tragic news from Baseball. Mark Fidrych of the Detroit Tigers was killed yesterday at his home by a terrible accident. He was just 54. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Detroit Tiger organization.

Jt.

Allysa,

I wished you would have gave a few days noticed. I really wanted to meet you. When are you coming back to the LA area? Hope to see you soon.

Dodger Fan,
Vero

Alyssa and fans,

I so appreciate the thoughts that everyone included, it has been a tough month as an Angel fan. Alyssa’s blog always gives an outlet to read what fans of hers and Baseball are feeling and it is nice to know people all over the world are on the same page. We lost a fan at the stadium and a very young pitcher the first week that just floored all of us. We are talking about the Angels ball club, this kind of stuff does not happen to us. Selfishly we all want a winning team and great record when the season starts but all of us would gladly go 0-162 if we could get that first week back. I have listened to the family, players and fans of Nick’s. They all want a great season to honor him as he would want that as well. I can not express enough how important your blog is Alyssa, it is a Dodger blog, it is a Alyssa blog, it is a baseball blog but most important it is a life blog for all to keep in “touch”.

Thank you so much for this Blog and your fans,

Your Favorite Angel’s Fan,

Eric

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