Roy Halladay’s family is still mourning his death, his service hasn’t even happened yet, but Boston Sports radio host Michael Felger is trashing Halladay.
Halladay, the ex-MLB star and two-time Cy Young winner, died in a plane crash Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, near his home in Florida. He was 40. He’s survived by his wife and two teenage sons.
Felger spent part of Wednesday’s show mocking Roy Halladay, and literally applauding his death. Felger said of Halladay:
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! Oh look, I just landed on the water, everybody! I’m going to tweet it!’ Splat. You’re dead. With two kids. Moron.”
“As a 40-year-old grown-ass man, you’re still doing that, to the point where you’ve got to get in planes and race cars and all that crap? I’m sorry, dude, you’re on your own. I’ve got no sympathy for you.”
“That guy’s like the bad guy to me. You’ve got a family! And you’re going to screw around in a little toy plane?” “If that’s how you’re wired, and that’s how you die? Bon voyage.” “I don’t blame the plane for the fact that the guy wanted to dive-bomb through mountains. Idiot!” “He got what he deserved” (while clapping)
Felger went on, “Was it Dale Earnhardt who died? The race car driver who died? I root for the wall. I really do. That ain’t no tragedy … I’m supposed to feel bad for you? Give me a break.
The sad thing about all of this, Boston can’t stand Felger, and nothing will happen to him. Why? Because the person he trashed has no organization to defend him. There won’t be pilots outside 98.5 headquarters. Felger is a giant pussy that should be fired. The guy isn’t even a Boston fan, he spends 4 hours a day on the radio trashing the team’s in the city that he’s not even from. Just an awful awful display of humanity. When there should be outrage over something said on the radio, there isn’t any. Sad. You don’t trash people that can’t defend themselves. Aaron Hernandez is the only exception.