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Sentiment Was No Match for Yankees

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When young pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a horrible auto accident just hours after he had pitched the game of his life in Anaheim Stadium in early April, the Angels became a national sentimental favorite.

They carried Adenhart's jersey with them everywhere. When they won the division title, they poured champagne on his picture on the outfield wall and dismissed critics of that act -- Adenhart's death came in a wreck caused by an alleged drunk driver -- by saying they wanted him with them and had he been, that's what they would have done.

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