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May
02
2011
On Baseball And History: Osama Edition
Posted by Dash Treyhorn at 10:06 pm ET 11 Comments

As some of you know, I can be found over at NBCPhiladelphia.com on a daily basis to their aptly named Phillies blog, Philthy Stuff. For the most part, I spend my days reacting to the Phillie news of the day, doing recaps and other fun stuff. Sometimes, I get to react to things that extend far past the baseball diamond. The breaking news of Osama Bin Laden’s death durin Sunday night’s Phillies/Mets game was no exception. If you’re so inclined and don’t mind reading 800 or so words from yours truly about how real life intersects with sports, then click on through. Thanks, all. [Philthy Stuff]

11 Responses to “On Baseball And History: Osama Edition”

  1. Philly fan stuck in DC says:

    Good stuff Dash.

  2. Wheeler's wig says:

    Good read.

  3. Lynniemac says:

    Well said, Dash.

  4. Shane says:

    Great article.

  5. Garrett Jones says:

    Well SAID, definitely true

  6. Franny Murt says:

    I remember where I was 10 years ago and even though I wasn’t at the game last night, I will remember watching it on TV with my son. We saw the crawl and then heard the chant. It was a chilling moment. And it made me proud to be a Phillies fan. For a few brief minutes, the whole nation would see more than just an unruly mob. “… level of such profundity…” literary sweetness.

  7. phillieschick26 says:

    Excellent article – very well stated and I agree with every word!

  8. rhymeface says:

    Coolest thing today was seeing a shot of Phillies fans in one of our national newspapers (I’m in the UK).

  9. DAVE says:

    not to rain on the parade, it was a really well-written article, but the bush throw to jeter that you reference happened at the world series about a month and change after the attacks not in the first game back. that said, both were powerful moments associating baseball and the attacks and had i not seen something yesterday about the baseball aftermath of 9/11 i would never have noticed it.

    good read though, love the site and im glad i know another place to read you now.

  10. @Dave Good catch. Poor research on my part. For whatever reason, I thought it was the first game back. I should have caught that, but thanks for correcting me and for the kinds words.

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