Mets-Phillies game chants U-S-A!
The NY Mets – Philadelphia Phillies game last night transpired into an instant homage to death of enemy #1 – Osama Bin Laden. Chants erupted in Philadelphia “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!” in the ninth inning of this extra inning game, when news of Bin Laden’s death arrived. There is an evident underlying subtle fear that comes with this memorable, remarkable moment, “What next?” Terrorism can never completely resolved, just as numbers keep going to infinity. The unseen wall of terror is scary, brought to life in 09/11/01, and now finally relieved almost a decade later. God Bless. U-S-A! Read the excerpt, courtesy espn, and watch the video at the Phillies game, and enjoy a piece of history!
“I don’t like to give Philadelphia fans too much credit, but they got this one right,” Mets third baseman David Wright said.
He added: “I guess it’s a proud moment to stand out there and you’ve got 45-50,000 chanting. That was pretty special.”
“Obviously this is a big night for the United States,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “I wish we could have finished the game two hours ago and celebrated a little bit of it. We’ll take a nice ride home, take the day off and get ready for San Francisco. This is a good win [Mets won 2-1 in the 14th inning] for us, and obviously a huge win for America tonight.”
“It’s great. At the same time, it’s not the end. It also brings some significant closure to an enormous event in our recent history. That’s a big deal. But the hope is that it won’t ignite a martyr type situation, surely. But I think it’s a pretty significant victory for us.” Mets Pitcher R.A. Dickey said.
“The emotions that those guys must be going through hearing that same news — as proud and as great as the moment was being on a baseball field — you multiply that by a million and that’s probably what they’re feeling at the fire houses, at the police stations,” said Wright, whose father Rhon is assistant police chief in Norfolk, Va. “At the places like Walter Reed, it’s just an incredible moment. And like I said, for more than a split second, you kind of come together. You got the New Yorkers and Philadelphia the city to kind of come together for a common cause.
“It put a smile on my face before I even knew what was going on. It made me feel a lot better after I found out.”
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