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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cory Lidle's plane crashes in New York

Reports from New York indicate that Cory Lidle's small 4-seat plane crashed into an apartment building this afternoon. Four were confirmed dead, though no specific word has been given about Lidle's well being...though it doesn't look good.

Lidle pitched for the Reds during the first half of 2004. He wasn't great -- 5.32 ERA over 24 starts -- but he did eat 149 innings for a miserable Reds team that season. His trade to the Phillies that year brought Elizardo Ramirez to the Reds, along with Javon Moran and Joe Wilson.

Thoughts go out to Lidle's family.