Well, if you are a regular reader of this journal, you know that we are rarely serious for more than a paragraph at a time, and today will be no exception, in spite of the grimness of the subject matter. I would like to quote from the first paragraph of the Associated Press article that appeared online today. It implies that there was perhaps another death in that wreck after all – Mr. Howe’s truck. And I quote:
“Former major league pitcher Steve Howe had methamphetamine in his system when his pickup truck drifted off a desert highway and was killed, a coroner’s autopsy showed . . .”
One of my co-workers wondered aloud where they were going to find a coffin for the truck. I would also add that I feel more than a little sorry for the pallbearers.
And speaking of people being asleep at the wheel – what are they paying the copy editors at the Associated Press these days to turn out this kind of material? Come on, guys! This is not Skeeter & T-Bone’s News Service; this is the Associated F-----g Press! Get your act together!