Tuesday, September 11, 2012
REMEMBERING 9-11: THE NEED FOR BASEBALL AT A TRAGIC TIME
I was a high school senior at the time. I kind of remember it with a sad haze. Almost as if I was walking in a dream state the entire time. I remember a griping sadness. The idea that someone could harm so many innocent people would just not register to me. It was a dark, sad time for all of us. But I remember also how baseball helped bring us out of it.
During the time both the Mets and the Yankees helped aid in the relief efforts. Shea Stadium was used to hold relief supplies. And ball players from both clubs visited firehouses and police departments. It was New York as united as I have ever seen it. The message was clear and it rang out in the ballparks.
There is an article written last year on MLB.com where Rudolph Giuliani talks about what it was like when he got to Ground Zero that day, read HERE. He talks about hearing rescue workers cheering for Roger Clemens. He had gotten his 20th win of the season that day. “They were all clapping. They were clapping for baseball!”
--Erica Morales, BYB Writer
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