Wednesday, October 11, 2006

CORY LIDLE 1972-2006

Bizarre story today: Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor both died after his plane crashed into an apartment building. I heard about the plane crash after lunch (and had endure my co-workers' paranoid conspiracy theories), but didn't hear the Yankee connection until I was driving home. A weird story with a very sad ending, and you have to feel horrible for his wife and kid whom he was going to fly home to spend time with (now that the Yankees season is officially over). But here's another thing I wouldn't wish on anyone: his last interview (10/9/06) was with Mike and the Mad Dog. He was trying to defend comments he made about the team being underprepared, and they were steadfastly defending Joe "One More Year" Torre, predictably being complete assholes towards him in the process. In light of what has happened, their douchebaggery is even more appalling, and their existence seems even more irrelevant than ever. That's it, I'm officially done listening to sports talk radio.

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