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Absolutely Nothing Happened Three Years Ago...
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Thatís right...

Absolutely nothing happened three years ago...

While I and others may barely remember...

Sadly...

Most have forgotten...

Or at least it appears that way...

They remember for a while...

But then...

Other priorities set into the mind...

The initial shock wears off...

--

So here I was Monday night...

As sad...

And as burdened as I have ever been at an MLB game...

You wanna know the truth...

I didnít have fun...

For the first time ever...

The game was not fun....

I sat there...

Like a bump on the proverbial...

And I am not overselling this mind you...

I really didnít enjoy the game...

I actually started to notice it a year ago at spring training...

Angels' spring training in Tempe, AZ...

I looked around...

It was disturbing...

But I just shook it off...

--

But then again...

Monday night...

Here I am...

Supposed to be happy that baseballís back...

But I saw that cloud...

And the cloud I saw...

It didnít seem to care...

Dodgers-Angels...

Freeway Series...

Angels are clobbering the McCourts...

And I could care less...

Because what I saw WAS careless...

Careless on behalf of the Angels' ownership...

Careless on behalf of the...

So-called fans...

I have a question...

Is it baseball???

Or is it bars-ball???

There were so many drinkers...

I couldnít get from Point A to Point B...

And most those drinkers...

Completely† ignored our game...

You see...

Angel Stadium has Budweiser Pavilion in right field...

And these so-called fans...

From both teams...

Chose to stand and socialize...

Completely ignoring the game...

Instead of taking their seats...

And as far as security was concerned...

As long as they stayed behind the blue line...

They were fine...

Leaving a tiny aisle for the rest of us...

But if you wanted to get to the concessions...

Or do your business...

You had to excuse yourself...

As you made your way through the drinkers...

It wasnít fun...

At all...

--

Full discloser...

I used to drink when I was their age...

Occasionally...

And there were times when I imbibed too much...

But then one day...

When I was sober...

I looked in the mirror and said to myself...

Wait a minute...

I donít need to drink...

"Iím naturally drunk..."

I say that a bit in jest...

Because when I became a man of faith...

I didnít need the alcohol any more...

The intent here is not to preach at you...

But to get you to remember...

Remember what happened three years ago...

Because Angels' ownership...

And the liquored-up crowd...

Have forgotten...

Now donít tell me...

That all those drinkers...

Have designated drivers...

And donít tell me...

That it hasnít happened again...

Or that it wonít happen again...

Because the odds are against it not happening again...

What happened to Nick Adenhart three years ago...

THIS WEEK...

Will happen again...

To somebody else...

Because alcohol is too important...

And you canít have fun without it...

--

It first hit me last year in Tempe...

The drinks were flowing...

And the game was second fiddle...

And it was reiterated Monday night....

Nick Adenhart is still dead...

And many others...

Because of alcohol...

I am not asking for a ban...

I am asking for common sense...

Sprinkled with a dose of reality...

If you wanna drink and drink...

And if thatís the only way you can have fun...

Find a sports bar...

You can socalize and ignore the game there...

But one more thing, please...

Donít even think of driving...

Not even with one drink in your body...

Take a designated driver with you...

Because after weíve enjoyed the game...

And after weíve left the stadium...

Unlike Nick Adenhart and his friends who died with him...

Weíd like to enjoy our ride home...

dvt

In memory of Nick Adenhart...

August 28, 1985 - April 9, 2009

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