After celebrating the New York Yankees 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, Yankee fans left the stadium in a hurry in the hopes of beating the post-game traffic only to be stopped minutes later by the four police DUI checkpoints that were set up just blocks from the stadium. The Bronx police reassured fans that the checkpoints were not aimed towards Yankees fans but were part of a citywide effort to crackdown on drunk driving. An effort that Angels fans are hoping makes its way West.
Fans of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are no strangers to winning; the LA Angels have a record of 739-581 since renaming the club in 2005. However, since the tragic death of pitcher Nick Adenhart in 2009, the celebrations have been carried on with a heavy heart. Nick Adenhart and two others were killed by a suspected drunk driver in the early morning of April 9, 2009 just hours after Adenhart had pitched six scoreless innings against the Oakland A’s. Andrew Gallo, the driver of the vehicle that sideswiped Adenhart’s car, was arrested on three counts of murder, three counts of vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence of alcohol; Gallo’s preliminary alcohol results showed a BAC substantially over the legal limit.