Thursday, April 9, 2009
I really don't know what to say, and I wasn't going to say anything at all. But, after reading Night Owl's post, I knew that I had too. I was at school late last night, but was able to "watch" part of the game online, while catching most of the rest on radio and TV.
I didn't know much about Nick, but I do know that he pitched a great game against the A's, throwing 6 innings of shutout ball. As many times as the A's play the Angels during the year, I wasn't excited about the prospect of seeing him a few more times this season. There are a couple of A's pitchers that the A's can't seem to score any runs off of, and Nick was adding himself to that list.
I was pretty excited about the A's come from behind win last night, and was looking forward to reading the recap when I got in this morning. This quickly changed, however, when I signed on and read the news about Nick's accident. Nick was living every kids dream, and while leaving the ballpark after a great outing, all this was suddenly taken away from him. He had a lot of life ahead of him, which he was robbed of by another selfish individual.
It's not yet known if the person who ran the red light was intoxicated at the time, but that seems to be the case. Not only that, but he fled the scene of the accident, only to be caught while on the run. I know that nothing can bring Nick back, or the two other individuals who were also killed in the crash, but I hope that justice will eventually run its course.
The A's vs. Angels game was cancelled for tonight, and rightfully so. If I'm feeling as strongly about this right now, I can only imagine what his fellow teammates are feeling. My heart goes out to all of them, and to the families of Nick and the other passengers.