How many times are we reminded that life really is fleeting and that we need to savor, engage in, and cherish every moment of life. We hear it in times of tragedy, we absorb the meaning, we hang on to it for a while, and all too often we go back to business as usual.
On Monday I listened to the Mike and The Mad Dog show on Sports radio 66 WFAN in New York City. They were interviewing pitcher Cory Lidle about the Yankees loss to the Detroit Tigers and his negative comments about the coach and team in the press following the series.
The host were giving him a deserved hard time about his comments about the coach and team. In the middle of the interview, Lidle said, "I'm just trying to enjoy this day in New York." The hosts were incensed, I was offended.
Just another typical modern athlete. Its all about the money, he has no emotional investment, Yankee fans are crying and he is just "trying to enjoy the day." Enjoy the day? This was a historic upset. A travesty of baseball. Enjoy the day?
At 2:00 p.m. this afternoon a small aircraft slammed into a high rise apartment building on New York's Upper East Side. At about 4:30 it was determined that Cory Lidle, Yankees picther, was the pilot. He and his instructor were killed.
Yes, Cory, you were right, there is nothing wrong with "trying to enjoy this day in New York" results of the Yankees/Tigers Series be damned.