Yikes! Considering what happened, it’s amazing how few were harmed. What’s even more striking are the parallels.
The media is nonstop with the parallels to 9/11, and for good reason (burning skyline, plane, Oct 11), but there are other strange examples of reliving history that come to my mind:
Thurman Munson had a somewhat similar fate, lack of experience and an airplane. Not sure if you need to be a Yankee fan for this to be the first thing you think of when you hear of a baseball player killed in a plane crash. I’d guess most would think of Roberto Clemente. But I’ve heard the story enough that it came to mind quickly.
It’s said Yankee contracts since Munson’s death require any Yankee piloting an aircraft to have a licensed instructor with them. Who knows what George Steinbrenner will do now. Perhaps ground the Yankees?
You know Keith, what I’ve always wondered, with all these ball clubs flying around all season don’t you think there would be a plane crash? …
But if you think about it…26 teams, 162 games a season, you’d think eventually an entire team would get wiped out.
Just some random thoughts after watching the news coverage.