Monday, September 14, 2009

LA Angels & Nick Adenhart Story from SI

Excellent story in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated on a team that experienced tragedy and has spent the season figuring out how to cope and move forward.

The Lee Jenkins piece "Touched By An Angel" looks at the LA Angels' season that began with such tragedy when Nick Adenhart was killed by an allegedly drunk driver in Southern California. The crash also took the lives of two Adenhart friends and as Jenkins details... left a third close to death and needing extraordinary efforts from doctors to help avoid paralysis.

I've posted links to stories by Jenkins a few times with the most recent story being his piece on Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game and find him to be a really solid writer. The Adenhart story is compelling stuff and paints a vivid picture of what the Angels have had to go through to reach their current point of what will be a playoff season.