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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Good night, sweet prince

Cory Lidle was laid to rest in California today. A "missing man" formation flew overhead, and mourners were served In-and-Out burgers after the service - reminders of things Lidle enjoyed in life.

Brian Cashman, Reggie Jackson, Derek Jeter, and Joe Torre arrive at Cory Lidle's funeral

Several Yankees were present, including Brian Cashman, Reggie Jackson, Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, Jason Giambi and Jaret Wright.

I'm surprised Aaron Guiel didn't attend the funeral. He was supposedly Lidle's closest friend on the team. Perhaps he was there, but it wasn't mentioned.

Former Yankee Aaron Small was there. Apparently, he was a boyhood chum of the Lidle twins. They hung out and played baseball together since Small was nine years old. He considered them his younger brothers. Aaron's father, Art, presided over the funeral.

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

-John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Fare thee well, Cory.

posted by BubbaFan, 7:57 PM


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