Thursday, October 12, 2006

Truth Is Always Stranger Than Fiction

So the plane involved in this horrible New York accident was being piloted by pitcher Cory Lidle. I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times, once as a Jay and another as an opposing player with the Athletics. Always happy and smiling, it was a shame many players never accepted him in the dugout, some still being angry at him for "scabbing" during the lockout/strike. Today you can read all about this pretty much everywhere but let me leave you with this thought. A baseball signed by Lidle, if you could find one, would on average sell for 10 dollars on eBay. The demand simply wasn't there. As of last night, that same ball was fetching close to 500 U.S.! I might also add, sadly, there were a lot of forgeries hitting the market as well. I'm not sure what this says about our society but it sure as hell says something.

May we all wish the Lidle family well during their time of despair.


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