Jered Weaver names son “Aden” after late teammate Nick Adenhart

  • David Whitlock

Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver and his wife welcomed their first child into the world on Friday, Aden David Weaver.  The name Aden was chosen with special meaning, in honor of Weaver’s late teammate, Nick Adenhart, who was killed by a drunk driver in April 2009, when he and Jered were both part of the Angels staff.  The Los Angeles Angels confirmed the name association via a Tweet:

Jered always honors his late teammate by tracing his initials in the dirt behind the mound before every start.  There can’t possibly be a way to honor a lost loved one than to name your first born son, further showing his love of the departed.

Jered Weaver remembering his fallen teammate Credit: AP/Chris Carlson

Jered Weaver remembering his fallen teammate
Credit: AP/Chris Carlson

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David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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