As most of us in the baseball world are, I am extremely shocked by today’s dramatic developments. Cory Lidle might not have been the best pitcher in baseball but was a guy who kept his place in the Show by working extremely hard, and was deeply loved by his teammates and everyone who knew him.
I am terribly saddened by these news and I believe I join all of the Astros and its fans in sending our thoughts and prayers to Cory, his wife and son, and everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. I have been glued to Headline News and CNN Pipeline for all of the afternoon, and I felt a terrible sour taste when I listened the terrible developments regarding the fact Lidle was the owner of the ill-fated plane. (We can’t avoid parallels to Thurman Munson)