When I think of 9/11 what comes to my mind? The answer is…Mike Piazza

“It’s been 12 years later since the attacks on the World Trade Center took place in New York. The sport that got all of us back to normality was baseball. Thank you Mike Piazza for making such a difference in my life. There is a reason you are going into the Mets Hall of Fame on September 29th.”

The Sports Cycle

Let me give you the break down for a young 11-year-old Mets fan. On September 11th 2001, the terrorist attacks on the twin towers in downtown Manhattan occurred when I was in the 6th grade. At the time, I was in love with baseball and the New York Mets because they were the “Amazin’s.” I sat at my couch wondering, “why did this happen? why would anyone do this? What is going to happen to our life after that?

Well after a few days of cleaning up the city and vigils in downtown Manhattan, everything seemed to get better. Then, the game of baseball resumed and the New York Mets returned to Shea Stadium to play the rival Atlanta Braves.

I have to tell you that I am the fan who watches the first pitch and the last pitch of the game. And when the Mets played their first game home on September 21st, it was the greatest…

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