Angels Go Over Suicide Squeeze in Pre-Game Against Those Damn Yankees
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About 15 Angels headed for the team bus taking them to today's game against the Yankees (5-0 NY in the seventh as this is being typed) witnessed the aftermath of an apparent suicide by a man who jumped to his death from the 42nd floor of the Manhattan hotel where they are staying.
It's certainly no way to begin your first road trip of the season.
Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com has the scoop.
The 39-year-old man landed on W. 56th St. at about 8:15 a.m. Eastern Time, and the Angels' bus was scheduled to leave at 9 a.m. for Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Bombers' home opener.
Players declined to comment, but Manager Mike Scioscia issued a statement through the team.
"It's obviously traumatic when you witness something like that, but these guys understand the privilege of playing baseball," says Scios.
"I think when something like that happens, it just reinforces how lucky we are. I don't know anything about the guy, but obviously something was troubling him."
Probably something more than the Angels starting the season 2-5, and headed for 2-6, it appears.