“It’s not about winning. It’s about how the game was played.” The 2001 World Series.
I remember every game of the 2001 World Series. I can remember what it was all about and how passionate I was about wanting the New York Yankees to win. And I can remember how sad I was that they lost. It wasn’t that I wanted Arizona to lose. It’s just that the people of New York had been through so much after September 11th, and I wanted this for them. Actually, for all of us, well, maybe not the Arizona fans ) but you know what I mean. One of my fellow bloggers put a bug in my ear about this movie a few weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to see it myself. And he was right ~ it’s a keeper! It was produced in 2004 in association with MLB Productions and yet I don’t remember hearing anything about it before. Something worthwhile sometimes takes time to get around, and this is one of those worthwhile things. But a word of caution, better grab a kleenex. It was emotional and at one point I found myself sobbing! Maybe it’s because the day I watched it was also my granddaughter’s first birthday and I was feeling a little emotional anyhow. Whatever. I’m just saying. If you still have some gifts to buy you might consider this ~ even for non-baseball fans. Really, it’s that good.
“Nine Innings From Ground Zero” Available on DVD from Amazon.com
Note: For me “Nine Innings From Ground Zero” is to September 11th, what “It’s A Wonderful Life” is to Christmas. It’s becoming an annual thing. This is the 3rd Post of this blog, the original was on 12/11, 2009. GFBB
- The horror of 9/11 remembered (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)
- Remembering on Patriot Day – What do you remember about September 11, 2001? (bouncebackjournal.wordpress.com)
- City Room: In Lower Manhattan, Assembling to Remember 9/11 (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com)
- America remembers Sept. 11 attacks 11 years later (cbsnews.com)
The 2001 World Series is the only time I have ever wanted the New York Yankees to win.