SEATTLE — Nick Adenhart is constantly on Jered Weavers intellect. He doesnt need to look at his son, named after the late Angels pitcher, or wait for the five-year anniversary of Adenharts tragic vehicle accident to remember him.
Hes one of those folks that youll never forget; youll never wish to not remember the way he was, said Weaver, which engraves Adenharts initials on the back with the mound before every commence. He was a great kid, person. Fun. He just wanted to be around everybody, and he loved hitting. And he was one of the people. Its tough.
Wednesday will mark several years since 22-year-old Adenhart, 20-year-old Courtney Stewart and 25-year-old Henry Pearson were killed in a car accident by a swallowed driver hours after Adenhart used six scoreless innings against the As in his The year 2008 debut. A fourth traveling, Jon Wilhite, sustained critical injuries.
He absolutely had a bright future, thats for sure,Inches Weaver said. I think we saw what he was capable of doing in that last start against San mateo. He just started calculating it out.
Every spring for the past number of years, one of the Angels young pitchers makes his way around the clubhouse to gather money for the Nick Adenhart Memorial service Fund, which provides financial service to non-profit youth baseball corporations. Most times theyre able to collect anywhere between $7,000 and $9,000. This coming year, with Michael Morin doing the particular collecting, the Angels gathered around $10,000 and $12,000.
On Come july 1st 5, Weaver named his kid and first child Aden for you to honor Adenhart.
Hell wait for his boy to ask before telling them about the significance of the name.
If not, definitely secondary school or something like that, Weaver said. Hell have the idea, maybe talking with his classmates or something. Itll appear eventually.