Thursday, April 09, 2009

Cal State Fullerton Cheerleader Killed

The woman killed in the car crash that also took the life of Nick Adenhart was a member of the Cal State Fullerton cheerleading squad according to TMZ.com. Courtney Stewart, 20, was also a member of the Alpha Chi Omega.

One of the survivors was former Cal State Fullerton pitcher Jon Wilhite who is said to be doing better at UCI Medical Center.

As the baseball world mourns Adenhart's passing (oh, look the Yankees already are), hopefully Stewart and the other passenger killed (whose name hasn't been released) will also receive some attention. Thankfully, one of the members of the Angels PR staff did take a moment to do that. But just because they weren't MLB players, doesn't make their lives any less significant. Maybe ESPN and the other non-local networks can have some respect while doing its reports.

9 comments:

THN said...

And so we don't go totally soft, did anybody else think of the Seinfeld episode of when Jerry gets in touch with his feelings (serenity now) when Scott Boras started crying? You could see Boras almost pause and say, "What is this salty discharge coming from my eyes?"

Diane said...

Aren't you trying a bit too hard to find something to be outraged about? Alot of us watched the poor kid pitch last night, and we don't even know the names of all the other people who died. Yes, their lives were just as valuable, but no, most of us didn't feel some (even if imaginary), connection with them.

Are the Alpha Chi's still the hottest chicks at CSUF? (they were 25 years ago . . .)

Lil' Hater said...

The Angels don’t cancel games to honor fans that get murdered at their stadium, but cancel games when they lose a player.

Why don’t they care about their fans?

The Yankees/RedSox would have played the game tonight (a guaranteed victory, too), and media-whored the event for a month-long event, at the least.

The NY Giants would’ve been able to use this tragedy to get an extra home game.

No, I’m not bitter that I had dugout seats for tonight.

Tommy Tuck Rule said...

It sucks that when the Angels do return to the park tomorrow night it be will against the Red Sox and their fans who will saying things such as, "serves him frickin' right for pitching 6 scoreless and losing." Or will be too busy chanting "yankees suck!" while they are not playing that team (god I hate that!) to show a little respect. On a side note, I will be at that game with six Angels fans.

Vince McMahon said...

The Angels are canceling the game? Pussies.

Anonymous said...

Would this be less tragic if he sucked last night? Every ESPN report seems to dwell on his six shutout innings last night. So if he had given up 10 runs, what would they be talking about?

Bain said...

Today I was driving down the highway, and this little dark blue Toyota with an Oakland Raiders logo in the rear window pulled up to my left, needing to move into my lane. So I slowed down and waved him in... and the dude flipped me off!

Tell you what, somebody should start a site that rips on those Raiderfans. They really are shithooks.

Seitz said...

He kinda did suck last night. Sic scoreless, but 10 baserunners, jams all night. He was a couple big hits away from a 2008esque performance. It's not like he just mowed them down all night.

Chone Figgins should really feel shitty about costing him the win in his final start.

I'm still slowly coming out of the haze I've been in all day. I still can't really believe it.

THN said...

I feel like a jerk, but I am pretty pissed at Chone and felt terrible about feeling like that all day.

And I don't think I went out of my way to feel outraged about something. The local paper and local news casts were especially bad in not reporting the news about Cal State Fullerton students. We're talking about a cheerleader and a player from the most dominant college baseball program in the last 30 years. They gave a couple of former college players a lot more run when they were lost at sea recently.

Not only that. They falsely reported that Jon Wilhite had died. NBC4 was still showing Wilhite's picture as one of those who died during the Office. I'm disappointed in the fourth estate today.