Monday, April 27, 2009

Links to Love

So I'm back. I took a short hiatus from blogging because I just didn't have much to say.

But there are a few links I want to share with you, so here I am.

1. I read practically everything that there was to read about this until I couldn't take it anymore. I found this article written from Press Enterprise. They sent a reporter to Nick's hometown to write one of the best representations of Nick, of the tragedy and his story. Click here to read it. I really recommend it.

2. People have already talked a lot about this movie, but in case you haven't heard about Sugar you really need to check out the trailer.

3. I love Dexter Fowler and he has a bright future ahead of him. Click here to read a feature about the Rockie's rookie.

4. I didn't watch the Bulls Celtics games, but I watched the five minutes of amazing highlights, and it really took five minutes to explain how amazing it was. Read about it here or check out the game because it will be on ESPN Classic tonight.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Because I Needed Something New

I had to put something new up. I can't handle seeing all the stuff about Nick all over the news sources that I frequent and having his name plastered on my blog when i went to check my friends' updates was not helping my cause.

I haven't been very talkative lately and that is why I haven't shared very much, but I am trying right now.

Shane Loux made his first major league start since 2003. I'm so happy for the success that Shane is experiencing.

As exciting as the first week of baseball typically is, I find it giving the promise of what is to come. Unfortunately this promise has been dulled over Nick's accident and the lovely snow that is falling just outside the walls of my office.

I'm going to Vegas and St. George in a few days and I can't wait!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Remembering Nick

Click Here For More Information About Nick Adenhart's Playing Career and the Fatal Accident

Last year I had the wonderful opportunity of getting to know Nick Adenhart. The tragic news that greeted me on the way to work was very unexpected and rendered me speechless. My heart goes out to Nick's family, friends and teammates.

I've struggled with processing the news surrounding this talented young man the entire day. It is hard to take it all in.

After finally displaying his ability to be a Major League starting pitcher last night against the Oakland A's, tragedy strikes. He had a great amount of talent, I loved to watch him throw live or in a bullpen. His easy delivery looked almost effortless and his pitches had a lot of life to them. I never doubted that he would establish himself with a great presence in the Big Leagues.

He struggled after his first Major League call up last year, but he worked hard to get back to the dominate pitcher he was.

I have many memories of Nick during his time in Salt Lake City. I'm glad to have known him.

I am interested to see the effect this will have on the Angles' clubhouse. I was privileged to work with the Angels organization and it will have a special place in my heart forever. My heart goes out to them as they deal with the personal loss of a very special person and they deal with losing their top prospect.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Links to Love

So I've decided that I am going to post links to things that have spiked my interest during the past week.

Let me know what you think?

1. I love Rick Reilly. Love the man. He is a gifted writer who truly finds heart-warming or controversial stories from the sports world. This column will fill you with the warm n' fuzzies. This one is to his other blog that he random updates. I particularity agree with his stance on McDaniels.

2. I went for it. I'm experimenting with MLB.TV this month, If I find that I use it quite a bit then I'll sign up for the remainder of the season.

3. I am a little obsessed with cupcakes right now. Carey and I found this little place a couple of weeks ago and we truly enjoyed our initial visit. Then when I came into work on Saturday night (just where everyone wants to spend their weekends) she left a few mini cupcakes on my desk. If you have a few minutes to kill in SLC, So Cupcake is worth hitting up.

4. A man died after an assault outside of Angel Stadium on Opening Day. How truly sad. Little information has been given about the circumstance and no arrests have been made, but I am hoping that it wasn't a fight between disgruntled fans. At the end of the day, it is just a sport and not worth some of th actions of fanatics.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Just When You Thought You Were Safe...

Ok guys, I was on my way to Walmart to pick up a gallon of milk when I saw a house down the street getting busted for prostitution. 

Well, there is a really good chance that it wasn't prostitution, but after reading about the "massage parlor" that was busted for prostitution in Lindon, Utah earlier this week I thought it was a pretty fair assumption. 

There were three cop cars and police offers standing in the yard, so I'm pretty sure they were just about to bust down the door right as I passed the house.

And I thought my neighborhood was safe. 

So there is a good chance that this was a product of my over active imagination, but still... Prostitution in Lindon. 

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Just Around the Corner

Opening day is almost here. After what seems like an endless Spring Training it is almost officially baseball season!!!!!! (in case you can't tell by me six exclamation points, I'm really excited)

Now, I don't live close enough to a MLB team to actually experience opening day firsthand, but I will be watching it with joy in my heart!

There is something special about the fresh cut grass, the players in uniform in their home stadiums, 25-man rosters set, sun shining down on your skin while watching the greatest game.

I think I had an additional amount of excitement this season because I feel like I have been stuck inside and endless winter. The kind that hasn't risen above 60 or melted all the snow of the mountains. Well, forget the mountains, there is still snow in my backyard.

I just can't wait. I probably won't make it to an MLB game until the end of May when I get to head back to Denver for a jaunt at Coors Field, but I'll be at the BYU games, and hopefully I will find the time to see a few Bees games. Although, I might wait until I see who makes the opening day roster.

Opening day represents the beginning of summer, an end of all the March Madness and the warmpth of well... not winter.