Congratulations To The LA Angels Of Anaheim- Overcoming Adversity With Another AL West Title

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Anaheim Angels AL WEST Champs

When Anaheim Angel pitcher Nick Adenhart was tragically killed in a car crash the first month of the 2009 season, the team's year was in question.  Adenhart was 22 years old and the top pitching prospect in their organization.  He had just pitched 6 scoreless innings the night that he was killed.

Led by one of the best managers in baseball, Mike Scioscia, the Angels came together as a team and rallied around their adversity.  Tonight, they beat the Texas Rangers and clinched the American League Western Division. 

About 10 minutes into their  celebration in the clubhouse, the Angels surrounded and joyously soaked the jersey of Adenhart. The Angels have taken Adenhart's jersey on every road trip and kept his locker intact in memory.  The Angels then jogged to the outfield and touched Adenhart's photo and No. 34 on the outfield fence. Players posed for a team photo in front of the image.

The Angels are another inspriational story that show us how to truly overcome adversity.

 

JB BROOKMAN

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Comments (9)

Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
@TheBlessedRealtor - ABR, CRS

Yes, and how about those Angels!  Just in time to give LA the positive lift it needs with all of the bad economic news, fires, etc.  Go... The City of Angels :) 

Sep 28, 2009 08:00 PM
JB Brookman
JB Brookman Photography - Franklin, TN
High School Senior Portrait Photographer

That's right, Melinda!  The City of Angels is resilient and so is this team!... looks like the Dodgers are going to clinch this week.  Will be an exciting October with a possible Freeway Series!

Sep 28, 2009 08:08 PM
Susan Brown
Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too) - Kingwood, TX

JB, What a team.  Adenhart's jersey story brought a tear to my eye.  Go Angels! 

Oct 06, 2009 07:10 AM
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains

JB:  How tragic about Adenhart but what a tribute the team gave in his memory.

Oct 08, 2009 11:01 AM
JB Brookman
JB Brookman Photography - Franklin, TN
High School Senior Portrait Photographer

Susan- I agree!... and a 3 game sweep of Boston... bring on the Yankees!

Oct 12, 2009 01:58 PM
JB Brookman
JB Brookman Photography - Franklin, TN
High School Senior Portrait Photographer

Donna- Absolutely!  A moving and powerful tribute that lives on this Friday versus New York!

Oct 12, 2009 01:59 PM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

Now let's hope that they can win just two more games in the next five days or so.

Oct 23, 2009 08:54 PM
JB Brookman
JB Brookman Photography - Franklin, TN
High School Senior Portrait Photographer

Russel- they will get the first win today... once you get to game seven, anything can happen!

Oct 25, 2009 07:18 AM
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

JB, I did not hear of Adenhart's tragedy until now...how sad! I do like the special way the team pays tribute to him by treasuring his jersey and keeping his locker intact. :)

Leilani

Nov 23, 2009 09:50 PM