Why . . .

Posted on April 10, 2009. Filed under: Life, MLB | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why does it happen? 

It’s a question we ask after tragedy strikes.  Over and over.  Even when there’s no real answer. 

Nick Adenhart 1986-2009

Nick Adenhart 1986-2009

The sudden death of 22-year old up and coming Angels pitcher, Nick Adenhart, sucker punched baseball.  A family has been robbed of a son, teammates have been robbed of friendships maybe not even cultivated yet, and the baseball world has been robbed of a promising young talent, and the opportunity to proudly watch him grow. 

All because of a hit and run car accident.  And a suspected drunk driver . . .

Someone dies from a traffic accident involving a drunk driver every 40 minutes.  Every 40 minutes, a family gets the worst news they can possibly hear, that one of their loved ones is gone. 

Without reason.  Without an answer to WHY?

I wonder how Leon Hall, who was just arrested for DUI this week is feeling.  Like he is lucky to not have had a tragic end to his misdecision?  Remorseful?  I wonder how Donte Stallworth is feeling with this news.  I wonder how anyone who takes that chance to get behind the wheel after having one too many feels. 

I know how I feel . . .

The only thing we can do is keep Nick’s family, friends and teammates in our thoughts and prayers.  As well as the other two victims that are now gone, way too soon. 

Oh, and we can make the smart choice when deciding to drive after having a few drinks.  The life you take might not be your own . . .

Nick Adenharts Agent, Scott Boras, Breaks Down During News Conference

Nick Adenhart's Agent, Scott Boras, Breaks Down During News Conference

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Time To Change The Unis . . .

Posted on April 9, 2009. Filed under: Life, NFL | Tags: , , , , , , , |

HELLO MCFLY . . . On the heels of Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver, Donte Stallworth, being charged with striking and killing a man while driving drunk, you would think people might learn a thing or two about designating a driver. 

Nope.

Leon Hall With Then Proud Head Coach Marvin Lewis.  Now?  Not So Much . . .

Leon Hall With Then Proud Head Coach Marvin Lewis. Now? Not So Much . . .

Last night, cornerback Leon Hall successfully brought the rains to the year-long arrest drought in Cincinatti Bengal land, by being charged with suspicion of DUI.  I love how it’s reported – suspicion of DUI – what more proof do you need?  The guy’s blood-alcohol level was 0.149 – almost twice Ohio’s legal limit of .08!  He was driving VERY drunk.

Now the Bengals are back in familiar territory.  Maybe they’ll play better this year . . . Since 2000, the players of that organization have had 24 run-ins with those who serve and protect.  Granted, Chris Henry lays claim to several of them, however that number is ridiculous.  What is going on with their scouting or player development?  There’s something missing in the Queen City and I’m not talking about Lombardi trophies.

IS IT THE UNIS?  Bright orange and stripes are just NOT working out for the Cincinnati Bengals anymore.  In fact,

Now They Won't Be Mistaken For Bengals Fans, Right???

Now They Won't Be Mistaken For Bengals Fans, Right???

the colors are so reminiscent of prison gear that a nearby county jail in Kentucky switched the inmates’ attire to pink.  HOT pink.  The warden doesn’t want an escapee to blend in with the fans at Paul Brown stadium . . .

I think it might be time for a new look, Cincinnati.  Hey, the Lions might do it . . .

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