Eight Years Ago Today, We Were All Mets Fans

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Lou Cappetta in MLB
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It began as a strange evening at Shea Stadium. It was mid-September in Flushing, Queens, and the bitter rivalry that had been the Mets versus the Braves had made it's way to Shea Stadium. It was the time of year when the rivalry was most volatile, with each team staking its claim for a piece of October baseball. These were nights usually filled with tense moments, chants of "Larry, Larry," and a visceral hatred of John Rocker. This mid-September night, however, was different. On this night, baseball barely seemed to matter. That night was exactly eight years ago, Sept. 21, 2001. It was a mere ten days after the terrorist attacks on the 11th shook New York City, and the nation, to its core. The entire nation had come to a screeching halt, and professional sports were no ...

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