Every person in
So September 17th arrived with games around the country. When I got home from work, I immediately turned on the Mets-Pirates telecast from
That same night I flipped to ESPN to watch the ceremony at the beginning of the Cardinals game. Their long-time announcer Jack Buck, wracked by Parkinson’s disease, stood in front of the Busch Stadium crowd and gave a speech that brought everyone to tears—including that evil contraction man Bud Selig. “I got home early Monday, turned on television and watched ceremonies in
One more thing I learned after September 11th is that Curt Schilling is a decent man. He wrote a thoughtful open letter, which the following excerpts are taken from:
“Words cannot heal your wounds, not even time will heal the wounds for those who have suffered loss this week. But other than money and blood, which I hope the players in
We will step on the fields of Major League Baseball on Monday night, but please know that we are not doing this as an aversion to forget what happened on Tuesday. Nothing will ever make us forget that day. But we are doing so because it is our jobs, and I honestly feel that if you do have a chance to catch a few minutes of a game, and see every sports fan in every stadium stand for that initial moment of silence, and understand when we do so that we do so for you, and for your families. And in the seventh-inning stretch when this nation sings "God Bless
And it's my belief that if you watch close enough you will see players, many players in fact, trying in some small way to say thank you, and that we won't forget you or your loved ones as some of us will have messages scrawled somewhere on our hats or uniforms that you can read.
We will proudly wear the great flag of this country on our uniforms, and it's something I hope baseball adopts forever.”