(In Photo: Cory Lidle)
On October 11, 2006, Cory Lidle died in a plane crash in New York City. It was sad day in baseball and for the Yankee family. I will never forget that day. I was never a fan of Cory Lidle, but as you know I'm a fan of baseball and a fan of family. I always knew Lidle's playing ability, it was real and he was a talent. He cared about his team and you could probably ask anyone who played with him and they'd tell you. Sure, I could have posted the photograph of the fire in the high rise that day, but there's no need for that. This accident was about a human being, not about the spectacle.
That day Cory left his family behind, and that in itself still devastates me. I just wanted to take a moment, and walk away from the playoffs for a second and say that we celebrate Mr. Lidle here at BYB. The best to your family Cory... our heart goes out... now and always.
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