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Tragedy and Triumph: A History of Sports as America’s Band-Aid

By Hurricane Hubbard On November - 8 - 2009


In the early fall of 2001, New York was rocked by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.  In one hour and forty three minutes, the tallest buildings in Manhattan had gone from glistening beacons of American achievement to a mass grave for three thousand innocent people. 

When the buildings fell, everything stopped.  The famous New York City Subway, which carries countless millions of people everyday ground to a halt, Times Square was evacuated and Central Park was closed for the first time in history.  Perhaps the least important thing that happened that day was Major League Baseball’s decision to indefinitely cancel all of their games. 

  At the time, no one realized just how much of an impact Major League Baseball was going to have in giving New York City a sense of normalcy again. 

New York City is known around the world for its museums, world class restaurants, breathtaking skyline a...

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