15 years ago, one of the most atrocious attacks in American history occurred as terrorists hijacked four planes and decimated three targets while one plane was foiled and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
Baseball was halted for a week, but then resumed which some questioned at the time whether or not it should so soon. However, once play commenced, it seemed to help heal the nation as the country rallied behind the Mets and Yankees, who were en route to another world series.
Each year, MLB pays tribute to those lost and affected, heroes and survivors, as well as those in the military who allow us all to get upset over meaningless baseball losses each and every day.
This year, each game will have their own respective tribute with the very first pitch scheduled to be thrown will be in New York, between the Rays and Yankees.
- The Rays lost again last night, despite a solid pitching effort from Chris Archer. The home run plagued him again as he allowed three runs on just four hits, but two of them went over the fence.
- Enny Romero will be featured on highlight reels for the rest of his career now after a botched intentional walk resulted in a sac-fly
- Wins and losses are virtually useless and that is now driven home by the fact that Chris Archer has now tied Tanyon Sturtze’s mark for the most losses in a single season in Rays history
- Some nice stories this September for the Rays featuring Eddie Gamboa, Justin Marks, Chase Whitley, Alex Cobb, and Jared Sandberg
- Chris Archer shares his thoughts on the Tim Tebow signing, Roberto Clemente award, and Colin Kapernick’s refusal to stand during the National Anthem
Around the League:
- Ken Rosenthal was at the game between the Mets and Braves 15 years ago that was the first game in New York following the heinous terrorist attacks and he reflects upon that night
- Several players remember the day before September 11th and the impact the events had the game and life in general
- Rich Hill had a perfect game through seven innings for the Dodgers, but he was still pulled from the game and eventually the bullpen blew the bid
- Yasiel Puig provided this phenomenal catch to save the perfecto earlier in the game
- The Nationals won last night, 3-0, over the Phillies. All three runs came on Bryce Harper’s mighty blast, after which he unfurled an even mightier batflip