Thursday, October 12, 2006

Yankee Clipper

I realize this is horribly inappropriate, but I can't help myself.

Professional baseball pitcher Cory Lidle crashed his single-engine plane into an apartment building in New York City yesterday, tragically killing both himself and his flight instructor. This sad event did, however, finally put to rest the contention of disgruntled Yankees fans across the nation that Lidle couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.

Yes, I know, I'm a bad, bad man.


Adam H said...


seriously though folks,

it did make me wonder: since the building was less than 1/2 the size of the wtc, not designed for airplane impact (as the wtc towers were), and the plane was less than 1/2 the size of a 747, why didn't the building take the sufficient critical structural damage to make it collapse?

if the same physics apply, then open fires and plane impact should have brought down this building. then again, wtc building 7 never even needed the aircraft collision, did it?

Family, strangers, it's time to see Loose Change

::gets carted off to guantanamo::

John said...

even a die-hard Yankee hater like myself has to wince at that one...ouch.

Anonymous said...

Shudder, shudder, shudder, Jeff. I'm not standing next to you when there's a lightning storm....