Tuesday, September 29, 2009
What Do You Think? (Angel Edition)
OK, I missed this last night because it was after midnight in Minnesota, but the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim clinched the AL West division title with a win against the Rangers.
I saw on some highlights that the team ran out to centerfield and essentially high-fived the wall where the photo of their deceased teammate Nick Adenhart is. I thought that was very cool, very touching, very respectful.
And then they showed ‘highlights’ of the players in the clubhouse, pouring beer all over Nick Adenhart’s jersey. I do get it. They were symbolically including Adenhart into their celebration, but upon further review, it is really unfortunate. I mean, Adenhart was killed early this season by a drunk driver.
Again, I am sure that the players and staff didn’t think much of it, but in retrospect, I don’t think it was the right thing to do. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it is the shock of having just seen that… But I felt the need to blog on it, and I am really curious what you think about that. Please leave your comments.