As a journalist, there’s a certain exhilaration working a day like this, with the hustling to get comments and confirmation.
Of course, it was a horrible day.
Driving into Shea, the news of the plane crash in Manhattan dominated the radio. Who would have thought it would all come together like it did?
First, there was news the Cardinals’ team bus was delayed because of the snarled traffic caused by the crash. Then came the news it was Cory Lidle’s plane. And, then that the building was where Manny Acta lived.
Through it all, it kept raining, and raining, and raining. I thought they’d try to get it in because they usually do. Willie Randolph said as much himself. In the end, everybody is glad they didn’t. It’s 9:41 p.m. We’d probably be in the third if they played. It’s time to call it a night. Go home and feed my cat.
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