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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tasteless tribute

Thanks to Freeman Sports Editor Ron Rosner for pointing this out to me:

It was heartwarming to see the Los Angeles Angels (my longtime favorites) pay tribute to their late pitcher Nick Adenhart when celebrating the team's A.L. West-clinching victory Monday night.

But did they have to do it by holding Adenhart's jersey aloft in the locker room and soaking it with beer and champagne?

The promising young rookie was, after all, killed in a drunken-driving accident this past April.

Perhaps a more fitting tribute would have been to simply carry the jersey onto the field and spread it out, number side up, on the pitcher's mound.



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