April 10, 2009

R.I.P. Nick Adenhart

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

It’s really moments like these when you realize that sports aren’t the biggest thing in the world. When a guy who’s 22 and at the beginning of a career doing anything dies because someone ran a red light — while drunk — it makes you think about how fragile life is. The thing is, it’s what Nick Adenhart did with his life that makes this story relevant — the average insurance salesman who dies in a similar accident will never get nationwide coverage — but that’s just the way the world works.

Though, it is an absolute travesty that a man who has a been drinking the way that the accused, Andrew Thomas Gallo, would even consider getting behind the wheel. How stupid do you have to be to go out driving when your blood alcohol level is three times the legal limit? It’s a rhetorical question but the answer is invariably, “Incredibly stupid.”

The potential 55 years that Gallo could serve after being charged with three counts of murder and drunken driving might not even be enough for him to serve his due. He deserves to have the proverbial book thrown at him and he will get it.

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