Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9/11 and America's Pastime

A friend of mine had free tickets to the Sox game so we went this evening. Security was different at today's game than normal. I had my purse checked twice before entering the stadium, and they patted down my brothers jacket which wasn't normal. They had a moment of silence to remember the victims of 9/11 which was very eerie because its not normal to have almost 32,000 people so quiet. A group of some kind sang the National Anthem, and again it was quiet. Usually people cheer through the last line or so, but this time it was quiet until the end. I'm not sure if that had anything to do with the day though.

As usual though the Sox stunk. We did stay through the end of the game. By the end of the game the place was pretty empty. We kept joking that Bobby Jenks doesn't even come in to work anymore, its just a cardboard cutout of him in the back. Oh well, at least it was free.

I took this one as we were leaving. The city is very beautiful at night, the picture really doesn't capture that.


EC Gefroh said...

This is beautiful! BTW, I saw your photos in blogline so they were large and they looked great!

John said...

That's very nice that a baseball game takes the time and effort to do that. I hope it never changes.

Will Ozzie be the ChiSox manager after this season?

I don't think he will.

catholicandgop said...

Actually they signed him until 2012 yesterday. LOL. We were all sort of like 'yay Ozzie, but we still stink!'

Cathy said...

What color are the Sears antennae?
They look red and green from the photo, but it's much too early for that.
Are they red and blue?

catholicandgop said...

It does look green. Maybe its red and green for something else.

John said...

They signed Ozzie to a contract extension?!

What, do they like having him around to see what kind of crazy talk he can come out with?

Oh, well. I guess I should be happy. At least if he's with the ChiSox the Orioles won't be able to sign him as manager.

Cathy said...


It was for Mexican Independence Day. I realized it much later.

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