More On The Adenhart Tragedy, NyQuil Is My Drink Of Choice, And More

Yep, it’s official — I’m sick as a dog.  There’s some sort of flu bug going around, and as is usually the case, if it’s out there, I seem to catch it.  What really stinks about it is that with Easter on Sunday, in jeopardy if I don’t get better soon is not only an Easter dinner with family, but attending my niece’s Confirmation that morning.

So I’m doing what I usually do in this situation — I’m hitting the NyQuil hard.  Which means there’s going to be a lot of deep sleep in my future this weekend.  Most of the medicine I’ve had to take over my lifetime that came with the advisory “May cause sleepiness” usually has no effect on me — but when I take NyQuil, the hammer always drops — and hard.  My hope is to make it through the afternoon baseball awake and intact, nap in the early evening, and get myself going again before the night games start.

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While I’m still up then, it’s time to wrap some stuff up going into the weekend:

— There’s more fallout from the tragic Nick Adenhart news from yesterday.  Perhaps lost in the news is the fact that two others died in the accident as well, and for the families and friends of those victims, the loss is no less painful.  Here’s a link to a blog of one of the people who was best friends with one of the other people who was killed — thanks to Jason Collette for providing it.

The infuriating information that’s also come out is that the driver of the car that ran the light and hit Adenhart’s vehicle was apparently driving under the influence.  Worse still, he had already seen his license suspended due to a previous drunken driving conviction.  The driver, 22 year-old Andrew Thomas Gallo has been arrested by the authorities and booked on three counts of murder, three counts of vehicular manslaughter, and felony hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence of alcohol — which we can only hope carries as much prison time when if he’s convicted as it sounds like it should.

I’ve also made pretty clear my thoughts on the dangers posed by reckless drivers on the highway — and driving while intoxicated is at the height of irresponsibility.  There has to be a way to keep people like the accused off of our streets and out from behind the wheel, and we need to find it soon — enough lives have been lost already.

— A very surreal moment yesterday was watching a very different side of sports agent Scott Boras than I’ve ever seen before.  During the Angels press conference on ESPN,  there was Boras — a guy we’ve all demonized at one time or another — crying like a baby.  Again, it was another reminder as to how these athletes, coaches, agents, umpires, and owners  — many of whom we see as larger-than-life figures — are at their base all human beings just like us.  It’s easy to forget that sometimes, and it often takes something like the Adenhart tragedy to bring the reality home.

— On a lighter note, check out this hilarious take-off on The Dark Knight, or Part Two of the series here.  Hilarious stuff.

— And finally, I’ll be back on Sunday — illness permitting — for a new feature: Things I Learned This Week, Fantasy Edition. Until then, it’s back to the big “Q” for some relief.

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