Dead Man Flying

An article by posted on September 3, 2010

Some mind-blowing stuff from the guys at Deadspin. A reader submitted the following to them detailing an incident that took place on a flight to Chicago for today’s game against the Cubs.

Apparently, Omar was flying coach, but that’s the least of this tale.

So I’m settling into my seat on a VERY inexpensive Jetblue flight to Chicago to see the Mets in Wrigley when I notice the flight attendant having a hard time closing the overhead compartment because of someone’s bag. After she sheepishly looks around for the culprit—he identifies himself. Since everyone was already seated and ready to fly, the apparently inconsiderate passenger was on stage for all to see. It was none other than Omar Minaya himself. What I didn’t say before is that this flight is CRAWLING with Mets fans making the pligramage to Wrigely. At once the plane is abuzz. One young man in 18A shouts out “I woulda traded frenchy three months ago” another says “Better live it up, this is probably your last flight to chicago as GM”. Delighted by the impromptu celebrity roast I chimed in with “I bet they flew Mike Jacobs in business class, at least”. We all laughed in unison—he sat down and put his headphones on, a defeated man.

Okay so it wasn’t mind-blowing, but it certainly got your attention didn’t it?

You can check out the accompanying photo at Deadspin.

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