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Nick Adenhart the Skins Fan

Courtesy of the Skins Blog.

As I've previously mentioned, I met Nick Adenhart a few times when he was in high school and I was working on a story about his baseball prospects, and then about his arm injury. That made me feel like I knew him a little bit, and I thought about those conversations when he was tragically killed by a drunk driver earlier this year.

But reading this brief story about him and his buddies and their joint love for the Redskins actually makes me feel like I know him better than I ever did from our interviews. It's one thing to put a tape recorder in front of a young kid; it's another thing to see his smiling face on top of a Skins jersey at FedEx Field. That makes him feel like a D.C. guy more than a Maryland dateline ever could.

This is how one of Nick's friends put it: "Shows how being a part of the Redskins, and being a fan of a sports team is not about the wins and losses, but the memories that come out of having a mutual love for something."

Couldn't agree more.

(Read the full story at The Skins Blog)

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 26, 2009; 11:34 AM ET
Categories:  MLB , Redskins  
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The kid threw the best game of his MLB career the night he got killed. Just gut wrenching.

Posted by: Barno1 | August 26, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

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