Thursday, April 9, 2009

Baseball Tragedy/World Series Ring/Goal Of The Year

The first week of the baseball season isn't over and tragedy has struck. L-A Angels rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed early this morning in a hit and run crash. Adenhart and three other people were in a silver Mitsubishi that was struck shortly before 12:30 a.m. local time by a minivan that ran a red light and also hit another vehicle, police said. The sports car struck a light pole, killing three people inside.
The crash took place just hours after Adenhart, after pitching in a loss against the Oakland Athletics. He got a no-decision after six scoreless innings, giving up seven hits, striking out five and walking three in just his fourth major league start.
Police Lt. Craig Brower said the minivan driver fled the crash scene and was captured a short time later. The driver was arrested and booked for investigation of felony hit-and-run.


This is the ring the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies are sporting these days. Check this out....
* Made of 14-karat white gold.
* 103 diamonds, totaling 3.84 karats. The 103 diamonds represent the Phillies' 92 regular-season and 11 postseason wins in 2008.
* The top is crowned with a ruby inlay, topped with the Phillies' signature "P" that is inset with diamonds. The title "World Champions" is written along the ring's top and bottom outer rim.
* The left side has the player's name and number atop and below the Liberty Bell.
* The right side of the ring has the World Series trophy rising out of Citizens Bank Park, along with the initials of the two World Series teams and the number of games won by each team.
That's some nice bling!!!!
Alex Ovechkin, Blake Wheeler, T.J. Oshie, Niklas Hagman and Johan Franzen have been shortlisted for goal of the year by
Hagman scored his highlight-reel goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 3 against the Florida Panthers. Hagman started his shift by running into an official and getting hit with the puck in the face before getting the puck in the corner, beating two Panthers and sliding the puck past netminder Craig Anderson.
Wheeler was nominated for his goal for Boston on Dec. 21 against St. Louis. He beat four Blues on the rush, using a series of dekes and a spinarama.
Ovechkin scored his goal from his backside on Feb. 18 against the Montreal Canadiens. The Washington Capitals winger started the play by banking the puck off the boards at the blue-line to get around Roman Hamrlik. Ovechkin got tangled up with Kyle Chipchura, fell down, but still managed to beat goaltender Carey Price.
Oshie tallied on March 26 against the_Vancouver Canucks. The St. Louis centre took the puck at centre ice, sped into the Canucks' zone, beat a pair of defenders and outwaited a diving Roberto Luongo.
Price was also Franzen's victim. On Nov. 26 the Red Wings winger undressed Canadiens defenceman Ryan O'Byrne, then while falling to the ice lifted a backhand past Price.
Fans can vote for the winner at
I'll be voting for the Ovechkin goal!!!


Anonymous said...

WOW!! I watched Adenhart pitch last night and he was outstanding. The p x p guys kept raving about him and how he had a great future. It sounds like he was coming home after the game. He was probably on Cloud 9 enjoying the biggest moment of his life and he had it taken away from someone who was probably drunk. Very sad. Very, very sad!!!

Anonymous said...

Mitch- vote Oshie! GO SIOUX!!