My friends and I were e-mailing about prospects for next year's Yankee team when we heard a small aircraft had crashed into a residential building on East 72nd St. and York.
I turned on the TV about half an hour after the crash. The building had been evacuated, and the fire was under control. We later learned the plane was registered to New York Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg relayed that two people had died, a student pilot and flight instructor. My thoughts are with Lidle's wife Melanie, six-year-old son Christopher, and others affected.