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Wow, is this a crazy world or what? A terrorist plane crasher turns out to be a NEW YORK YANKEE! Tragic. All this talk of plane crashes made everyone recall the late, great Thurman Munson.
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Man, we were torn up when Thurman died. We even wrote a song about it that contained the line, “And everyone cried/the day you died.” No one rocked the handlebar the way Thurman did, or indeed the way anyone who did not live in the ’70s could.

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There was no talk about Roberto Clemente, who died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve in 1972, on his way to Nicaraugua in a charter plane full of supplies for earthquake victims. He was the only the second Hispanic American ever to be elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame. He was cool.

And now, your cryptozoological moment: While we were fact checking last night we came across this story which keeps alive hope that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker survives deep in the jungles of the Choctawhatchee River:

“On 41 occasions different team members have seen the bird. We heard that double knock, it’s a sound the ivory-billed makes that no other bird makes, but we didn’t get a clear video of the bird,” Hill said.

“I think people should be skeptical. I think they should demand clear photographic evidence. I might start to get skeptical myself thinking, ‘I’ve seen this bird,’ but how could I have seen a bird that it is impossible to photograph,” he said.


We believe.

Comments

  1. If a Yankee wants to destroy America, what chance can we possibly have?

  2. I don’t know what articles you were reading yesterday afternoon, but the ones I read mentioned Munson and Clemente in the same paragraph nearly every time.

  3. Tommy Raiko says:

    “If a Yankee wants to destroy America, what chance can we possibly have?”

    The best worst gallows humor joke I’ve heard about the story was from a guy who said that after the plane crash he thought there would be a second strike, until he realized it was a Yankees pitcher…

    Me, I’m just adding this to my reasons to hate the Detroit Tigers…

  4. John Arena says:

    I grew up in the Bronx and both of my parents were ardent Yankee fans, so pinstripes are actually encoded onto my DNA. And I spent a few long moments yesterday flashing back to ’79 when I heard about Munson’s plane crash on 1010 WINS. I was 8 at the time and beyond crushed. I also vividly remember the memorial game when they retired his number and the crowd cheered so loud and long my ears rang for about an hour afterword…As for Lidle I’m surprised The Boss didn’t spout off somthing to th effect of “Very Sad. Of course he’d still be alive today If we’d made it to the ALCS. Let this be a lesson to you Joe”.

  5. Munson had a fu manchu. For a handlebar mustache, please see Rollie Fingers.

    -Steve!

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