I was shocked to hear of the plane crash in Manhattan today, especially considering we were so recently recounting our 9/11 remembrances here on mlb blogs. I couldn’t help but think of Thurman Munson, who was a hero of mine when I was a kid playing catcher on my softball team. My sympathy goes out to Cory’s family and the Yankee family. I can’t put it better than Derek Jeter did in this MLB.com story:
Yankees captain Derek Jeter added in statement: "I am shocked by this
devastating news. Spending the last few months as Cory’s teammate, I
came to know him as a great man. While he was known as a baseball
player, he was, more importantly, a husband and father and, at a time
like this, I want to share my deepest sympathies with his wife Melanie,
his son Christopher and all those who know and loved him."