Friday, October 13, 2006

Our Condolences to The Family of Cory Lidle

Philadelphia Daily News eulogizes former Phillies pitcher.

She then asked what I had to write about it, since, you know, Cory Lidle had been in the plane, maybe flying it.

That was a gut punch.

Cory Lidle, the former Phillies pitcher whose love of golf and poker were almost wholly replaced by his newfound joy of flying. Lidle, probably flying his plane across country, back to California, his season with the Yankees done. Lidle, seemingly flippant about his perilous hobby, apparently dismissive about the dangers inherent in small-craft aviation, always pointing out that flying was safer than, say, driving. Or showering.

Lidle, dead at 34.

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