The dreaded off-season has arrived. But fear not, despite news being a little slower this time of year, we have plenty of content to keep you occupied here at BlogToBlogChamps. Each Monday, we’ll publish a feature from the 2013 York Revolutionary Times, the official game day magazine of the York Revolution for you to re-enjoy, or read for the first time in case you missed it at the ballpark. This week, we look back at the family career for the Codys, and a decision a certain left-hander might have to make sooner than later.
By Paul Braverman
On the worst day the New York City Fire Department ever had, a family whose entire legacy is that department was in a rare in-between moment. Joseph A. Cody III, a 30-year veteran of the FDNY and a Lieutenant had retired two years earlier in 1999. His oldest son Michael Cody, who would be sworn in two years later in 2003, was still in college.
“Once my Dad turned on the TV that morning, he couldn’t help himself. He had to get down there and see what he could do to help. He was helping out down there for several weeks with the rescue effort and cleanup. It was itching at him – he had to be able to help in some way,” remembered Revolution starting pitcher Chris Cody, who was 17 on September 11, 2001.