Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Talk radio host apologizes for comments on Halladay's death

Tragic details unfold in a former MLB star’s death as video from his plane crash surfaces Talk radio host apologizes for comments on Halladay's death
Kristopher Love | 10 November, 2017, 06:22

Michael Felger, the co-host of Felger and Mazz, is under fire for mocking the late baseball player Wednesday in an epic rant on the sports radio program.

Other baseball players to die in plane crashes included Pittsburgh Pirates star Roberto Clemente in a relief mission from Puerto Rico traveling to natural disaster victims in Nicaragua on New Year's Eve in 1972; New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson piloting his own plane near his home in Canton, Ohio, in 1979; and Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle piloting his own plane in New York City in 2006.

Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award victor who pitched a ideal game and a playoff no-hitter, died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.

Felger felt that Halladay, the father of two, unnecessarily risked his life by doing stunts with the plane.

He said he felt "bad about what happened on a lot of levels". With the news, social media exploded with messages remembering Halladay, who was only 40, for his accomplishments in baseball but more importantly, for the awesome person he was off the field. Felger told WBZ-TV he doesn't believe he should be suspended.

"Wee, oh, woo, look I just landed on the water, everybody". I'm going to tweet it!' Splat.

Felger: "He's not a militarily-trained pilot, he's not a professionally-trained pilot, he's a Joe Q. Citizen who buys a plane that folds up and you can put in your garage and that's amphibious, 'Wheee!" Here's a taste of what Felger and Maz said on the air yesterday that have people up in arms... "To say it was over the top or insensitive is stating the obvious - that's really not saying much".

"I could come in and say, 'I apologize if I offended anyone, ' but that's fake and hollow and everyone hates that, don't you?"