Sixteen years ago today, there was no baseball. There would be no baseball the next day, either. Or the day after that. For seven days after the terror attacks of September 11th, the baseball world laid silent. And then, it returned.
It's somewhat remarkable how large a role regular season baseball games played in healing the nation. If you flip on a September game tonight, you'll most likely see a few thousand fans at the park watching a game that's full of minor leaguers that just got the call up. Yet, for three weeks in 2001, these games brought normalcy to a unstable United States.
Here a few of the most memorable moments from baseball's return after 9/11.
Baseball is here! And more importantly, that means the over/under game is back. It seems as though everyone is an expert this time of year. Somehow we convince ourselves that we are better at predicting baseball outcomes than everyone else. Well, AFITB is putting that to the test for the third year in a row. Think you know more about baseball than us? You probably do. But go ahead and prove it anyway.
Baseball is simply the best.
Can the playoffs get even better? Yes, if you play this game with us.
Not much from a team perspective
Ranking the 10 playoff teams' pitching output based on WAR
Ranking the 10 playoff teams' positional output based on WAR
Barry's last game
Remembering José one year after his passing