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The 7 - Baseball - Cory Lidle (1972-2006)
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#1 Posted on 11.10.06 1555.15
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Jeremy Schaap at ESPN reports that the pilot killed in the plane crash in Manhattan today was pitcher Cory Lidle.

I'm too stunned to say more here.
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#2 Posted on 11.10.06 1634.47
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Jeez, that's horrible.
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#3 Posted on 11.10.06 1701.41
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People are invoking Thurman Munson, but was that the same circumstance? Still, on behalf of one particular Red Sox fan, my condolences.
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#4 Posted on 13.10.06 2057.39
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ESPN.com - MLB - Lidle's $1.5M death benefit in question

This is saying that if Lidle was piloting the plane, his family loses out on his death benefit, which would just be extremely classless on baseball's part. The family's going to have it hard enough having to go on without him without having to worry about funeral expenses and such. Besides, it's not like baseball's short on money anyway.
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#5 Posted on 14.10.06 0206.38
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    Originally posted by It's False
    ESPN.com - MLB - Lidle's $1.5M death benefit in question

    This is saying that if Lidle was piloting the plane, his family loses out on his death benefit, which would just be extremely classless on baseball's part. The family's going to have it hard enough having to go on without him without having to worry about funeral expenses and such. Besides, it's not like baseball's short on money anyway.


1) Why would the MLB player's association have the clause in the plan if it's "wrong" to enforce it? Lidle knew the risk, and apparently decided to take it. While I can't confirm or deny baseball being short on money right now, I will say that if your assessment is true, they didn't reach that point by dishing out cash to everyone who wants it. It also wouldn't entitle anyone else to the money.

2) Besides, if I'm reading that right, his wife still gets $165,000 to $170,000 per year, with an additional $1.5 million in question. Not entirely sure on that though.

3) And let's not forget that Lidle has made millions of dollars already. If the $6.5 million he made this season alone is all already gone, well, it's his fault and his widow's problem.

(edited by TheBucsFan on 14.10.06 0211)
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#6 Posted on 14.10.06 2223.00
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    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
    3) And let's not forget that Lidle has made millions of dollars already. If the $6.5 million he made this season alone is all already gone, well, it's his fault and his widow's problem.

    (edited by TheBucsFan on 14.10.06 0211)

It was a 2 year, $6.3 million contract.
USA Today has his earnings at $17.355 million over his career. I agree with you otherwise.
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