Found September 11, 2013 on
Taking Bad Schotz:
Do you remember where you were 12 years ago today? I do. I was in my second grade class with all of my friends just having a normal day like everyone else when chaos started to occur. Teachers went to meet outside to try and grasp what was actually going on. After the second plane hit it was clear that this was a deliberate attack against our nation. Was there more to come? Were we ourselves in danger of a strike? Were our relatives or friends that worked in the city safe? None of these questions had any answers at this point and thus, fear and panic began to set in. The principal got on the loud speaker and announced we were all going home early which sent us all into happiness, but that happiness would soon change to worry once we all got home to our parents. That’s when my mother, sat me down, showed me the news, and explained the situation. Now as a second grader I truly didn’t understand the severity of the events unfolding, but I was concerned about my dad who worked in New York City. We eventually got word that he was okay and staying in Brooklyn for the night as all traffic exiting Manhattan was stopped. After he returned home there was a big sigh of relief from all of us, but the same could not be said for 2,753 brave souls that perished on that tragic day. We all were in mourning and in a state of shock after the events. We looked for a distraction to help take our minds off of the horrific events, and on September 21st, 2001 we found one. The Mets were home for the first time since the attack, hosting the Cubs. With the Mets down 2-1 in front of a packed house Mike Piazza stepped to the plate in the 8th inning with one man on and one out. On an 0-1 pitch Piazza blasted a fastball to dead center and gave the Mets the lead. Shea Stadium went into a frenzy as New York residents had something to cheer about for the first time in ten days. To this day, it goes down as one of the most defining moments in Piazza’s career, while then-manager Bobby Valentine called it the most special moment of his lifetime. Click here to view the video on YouTube. Skip ahead a little more than a month later to the World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees. For maybe the only time in my lifetime, everyone, except Diamondbacks’ fans, was supporting the Yankees. For every other instance the Yankees are viewed as the villains of baseball, but not for those seven games. After losing the first two games in Arizona the series shifted to New York for Game 3 where the Yankees were put in must-win situation. President Bush decided he would throw out the first pitch in the game, in what surely would be an emotional night. By going to the mound that night in front of 57,000 fans he was aiming to project a sense of normalcy even after the government warned of possible new terror attacks. It probably couldn’t have been more nerve-wracking for Bush since he had already thrown out the first pitch in April for the Milwaukee Brewers home opener, where he bounced the pitch. Yankees’ captain and icon Derek Jeter met with the President before he went out there and had only one piece of advice. He told the President, “Don’t bounce it, or they’ll boo you.” Jeter probably half-joking, half-serious had to have gotten the President a tad nervous. Well, as President Bush emerged from the dugout he was greeted with a loud ovation from the crowd. He arrived at the mound and took in the moment for a second and gave a thumbs-up to the stadium. He then went on to deliver a strike to Yankees’ backup catcher Todd Greene. He walked off the mound to a singular chant from every one of those 57,000 fans, “U-S-A, U-S-A.” As I re-watch that clip on YouTube today I still get the same goose bumps I got on that very day. Click here to view the video on YouTube. The Yankees went on to win that game 2-1, but lose the series in seven games in one of the best World Series ever played. The President that night showed us how strong of a country we are and that we would not be defeated after it may have looked like we were hit with a fatal blow. The one thing it did was make us stronger. Today we are still the greatest country in the world and many of those terrorists that planned the attacks on 9/11 have been vanquished. But what helped us get through that very tough time? It was sports. It was Piazza’s go-ahead homerun, it was Bush’s first pitch, and it was Jeter’s game-winning home run off Byung-Hyun Kim in Game 4. Sports helped us take three hours out of our lives to not think of all of those that were lost, but instead relax and be happy for a change. In closing I’d like to thank all of those that risked their lives that day, and to all of those that continue to protect my freedom while they fight overseas and put their lives on the line daily. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that”- Martin Luther King Jr. God Bless America -Huberman
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For the fourth time this season, Derek Jeter has been sidelined. There is no timetable for his return, and unless the Yankees reach the postseason — and there is still hope on that front — there is a decent chance that he will make no meaningful contribution to the team at all this season. Even […]
Derek Jeter was placed on the disabled list today with ankle soreness, effectively ending his season. It’s been a hard year for the 39-year-old shortstop, who has called this season a “nightmare.” After breaking his left ankle in game one of the 2012 ALCS, he re-fractured it in March, strained his quad in July and then strained his calf in August. In just 17 games, Jeter went...
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury, the team announced Wednesday.
Jeter last played Saturday against Boston. He was removed for a pinch runner after hurting his left ankle, and although a CT scan was negative, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the shortstop will be shut down for the remainder of the year.
Third headline?Derek Jeter is out for the rest of the season.What a year.I just hope that supermodel he's dating is worth it.She's obviously bad juju.
The Captain Derek Jeter was placed on the disabled list again Wednesday ending the 39 year old’s season. Jeter suffered a severe ankle injury nearly a year ago against Detroit in the American League Championship Series something that he apparently never fully recovered from. Many assumed that when he went down with that ankle injury […]
BALTIMORE — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury, the team announced Wednesday.
Jeter last played Saturday against Boston. He was removed for a pinch runner after hurting his left ankle, and although a CT scan was negative, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the shortstop will be shut down for the remainder of the...
Derek Jeter’s 2013 season is over for the New York Yankees.
USA Today is reporting that Jeter has been placed on the DL, and will miss the remainder of this injury plagued season.
Derek Jeter's season is over: http://t.co/eYhlvHwnOf
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) September 11, 2013
The 39 year old Jeter played in 17 games this season and will surely return for 2014...
He is Derek Jeter so of course he was going to make it back for Opening Day. And when he refractured his left ankle the recalibration was to early in the second half — ahead of schedule for sure — to help save the Yankees’ season.
Jeter wasn’t going to be stopped by quad and calf setbacks and even this latest ankle misery hardly diluted the belief that somehow some way he...
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Derek Jeter’s season is over. On Wednesday the New York Yankees placed their shortstop on the disabled list with an ankle injury.
Jeter, 39, played in just 17 games this season hitting a dismal .190/.288/.254 with a home run and eight runs scored.
The last time Jeter played was on Saturday against Boston. He would leave that game...
So long, 2013 version of Derek Jeter. We hardly knew you. The New York Yankees announced on Wednesday that Jeter has once again been placed on the disabled list with an ankle injury. According to Brian Cashman, the latest trip to the DL will “effectively end his season.” That includes the postseason should the Yankees […]
Ben and Sam discuss whether 2013 was a success or failure for the Marlins relative to expectations, then talk about how the Yankees should approach Derek Jeter`s age-40 season.
BALTIMORE — In a sign that Derek Jeter might not be back anytime soon, the New York Yankees obtained slick-fielding shortstop Brendan Ryan from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night for a player to be named.
Jeter has been sidelined with soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle. Before the Yankees beat Baltimore 7-5, manager Joe Girardi said the 13-time All-Star is “still...
In a sign that Derek Jeter might not be back anytime soon, the New York Yankees have obtained slick-fielding shortstop Brendan Ryan from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named.
Jeter has been sidelined with soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle. Before the Yankees beat Baltimore 7-5 on Tuesday night, manager Joe Girardi said the 13-time All-Star is ''still...
The New York Yankees put shortstop Derek Jeter back on the disabled list, effectively ending his season, general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday, according to USA Today Sports. Jeter, 39, played in just 17