My brother's blog post covers most of how I feel and he and I have talked about it a good bit. I owe him for the opportunity to vent!
I'll tell you that when I heard it was Lidle, I had 3 basic instincts:
A. I hope no one else go hurt.
B. So he's no good at flying a plane either.
C. Well that makes the trade look a LITTLE better.
Harsh, I know, but the guy has become something in death that the never was in life.
Here's what he was in life:
A. A #5 starting pitcher on most staffs
B. A guy who played for 8 teams in 9 years.
C. A guy who routinely blasted teammates then relied on buddies in the media to patch it up.
D. A scab.
Yeah I feel very bad for his 6 year old son and his wife and family. Losing a dad and a husband is a terrible thing, especially so unexpectedly.
What bothers me about all this though is that because of his minor celebrity status, the guy has been given a pass on all of his misdeeds and faults.
Have a great weekend,