Jason Giambi was a popular Yankees star designated hitter from 2002-08.
For the final three months of 2006, right-hander Cory Lidle was there, too.
You probably know about Lidle’s tragic story.
Days after the Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers in the 2006 American League Division Series, Lidle infamously got into an on-air feud with Christopher Russo and Mike Francesa on WFAN’s Mike & the Mad Dog radio show, then a day later he died crashing his new small plane into a Manhattan building.
On Thursday morning, I thought of Cory as I drove my rental as close to the Hollywood sign as I could get.
Later in the day, I made a stop in Lidle’s hometown because there’s a larger-than-life statue of him pitching at Ballpark Dreams, a youth baseball/slow-pitch slowball facility that has six MLB replica ballparks.
However, The Athletic’s John Middlekauff revealed before the draft that he heard multiple times that Khalil Mack could be traded during the first round of Thursday’s draft.
The best thing the Steelers can do on Day 2 to help them compete with the top teams in the AFC is acquire more quality players for their secondary. Pittsburgh used the No. 28 pick to get a safety in Terrell Edmunds and can now get a quality coverage corner in Anthony Averett. He does everything required from the position. Although he may never become a star, he’ll be a regular contributor in this league.
Blake Bortles was under center for the Jags’ run to the AFC Championship, but he isn’t a player the franchise is married to. Grabbing a high-upside backup in Kyle Lauletta is a smart play for a team that could develop him and add depth at the position. He’s looked Cheap Fishing Jerseys good on film but will take some time to adjust to the speed of the NFL.
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