Did...did Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball actually do something right? I don't have to explain the gravity of this day in New York let alone America or how baseball temporarily helped people impacted by that horrific day.
Goosebumps. Every. Single. Time.
Honoring the people that ran into the face of danger and helped people trying to escape it has seemed like a no-brainer forever, especially on a day where the mantra is Never Forget. I don't know if Pete Alonso spurred this change by getting everyone cleats honoring the first responders last year or MLB taking a look at the landscape right now and realizing it was time to make a change. And to be honest I don't care. The bottom line is after years of asking for the hats to return to the field, Major League Baseball finally did the right thing and honored some of the true heroes of this city and country.
While I have you here, I wanted to include three pieces of Barstool content about 9/11 that I think everyone should see/hear.
First is Large's personal account of the day while working in downtown Manhattan that he publishes every year.
Next is KFC telling the story of The Man In The Red Bandana, Welles Crowther.
And finally, Large and his wife Annie discuss their experiences on 9/11. Like Large, Annie also worked mere blocks from the World Trade Center that fateful day and lost her father as well as many close friends during the attacks. I don't know how to properly describe a podcast about so much tragedy. But it's a very well done and extremely personal podcast that taught me a lot about what it was like in New York that retched day. I know 95 minutes is a lot of time but I promise you that it is worth your time to listen.