Hello again everyone on the anniversary of the horrible, cowardly attacks of 9/11/2001.
Although I suppose it would be hard not to be reminded of the events of that day, given all the media attention that is being given the 10th anniversary of the attacks, I wanted to take a moment here to remind you of the role the Braves played in helping our country recover from the attacks.
You may recall that the Braves played the Mets at Shea Stadium on September 21st in the first baseball game to be played after the attacks. Sitting here, it’s hard to remember just how it felt when the two teams took the field. I recall a mixture of emotions: anxiety, maybe a little fear, of course anger, but more than anything I think I remember being proud of these guys who put all these emotions aside to show the world that Americans were going to continue doing the things we loved, like playing baseball, even literally in the back yard of the attacks on the World Trade Center.
If you don’t read anything else today, please take a moment to read about Chipper Jones‘ thoughts as he played the game that day in 2001 in a great piece done by Marty Noble of MLB.com. There is also a great interview with Chipper and a sidebar piece about a memento that Chipper literally picked up of the occasion.
When you’re done, get ready to cheer Chipper on as he takes the field to do his part in righting the ship and preventing a sweep in St. Louis today!