As everyone knows, this weekend marks the tenth anniversary of one of the worst days in New York City’s history. September 11, 2001 was a day that had an effect on everyone regardless if they were personally involved in the tragedy or not.
In the weeks and months that followed baseball – more specifically the New York Yankees – helped the city (and in some cases the whole Country) take its mind off what was happening downtown during the recovery efforts at the site of the World Trade Center.
And where will those New York Yankees be on September 11, 2011? They will be on the road in Anaheim, California.
But hey, at least the New York Mets will be home.
This reminds me of 2008 when the Yankees ended their season on the road. They played the last game in the old Stadium on September 21, 2008. And guess who got to close out their season at home and play the last game in Shea Stadium on September 28, 2008? Yep, the Mets.
The franchise with – at the time – 26 Championships, more history and who are the face of baseball (Sorry everyone but it’s true) ended their last season in the House That Ruth Built on the road.
The franchise that plays in Queens and, hmmm, plays in Queens ended their season at home.
So, yeah, good job MLB! Kudos to you.