By Mike Steffanos
I had an exchange of emails earlier today with "Tom", who appreciated what I had to say about enjoying the playoffs. As Tom wisely pointed out, "... too often we view these games as life and death...and it's crazy...". Although this exchange had nothing to do with the sad news about Cory Lidle, Tom's words popped into my head when I heard the news. Crazy indeed, equating a baseball game with life and death.
We hope so hard for the Mets to play well tonight -- if the weather cooperates -- and fear that they may not. It seems so important, until something comes along and puts everything into a very stark perspective. Even playoff baseball games are only games. Our prayers go out to Cory Lidle's family.
Our friend Greg from Faith and Fear in Flushing shares a memory of Cory Lidle from his time with the Mets.