Cory Lidle: 1972-2006


It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement . . . and they underestimate what is of true value in life.

Two men die in a plane crash. One man’s death is widely lamented; the other man is barely mentioned.

Why? Because the first man was good at throwing a ball.


It just goes to show how insignificant some of the things that we think are significant really are.

— Various sportswriters and ballplayers

Really? Well, now that this has been brought home to you, are you going to quit your job as a ballplayer or a person who writes about ballplayers and do something “significant” with your life?

I didn’t think so.

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