MLB teams remembered those who passed away on September 11, 2001, with different and emotional gestures on the diamond.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, left an indelible mark on New York, the United States, and the entire world. A 20 – year kidnapping of 4 commercials and the death of thousands of innocent aircraft, his memory remains. For this reason, the world of sports joins in the tributes, and the MLB remembers the victims of 9/11 in different ways.
The Saturday day started with the visit of the San Francisco Giants to the Chicago Cubs of Mexican Manny Rodriguez. The previous ceremony included the intonation of the Anthem of the United States and applause in memory of those who are no longer there.
Yankees vs. Mets, New York, united on the diamond
The teams of the city that shook two decades ago face precisely the day that marked a before and after for the whole world. This time around, the Mets-Yankees game at Citi Field is beyond rivalry or fan pride.
Although they are rivals, today their players and fans are the same at all times. Therefore, the main gestures of the MLB towards the families involved in the pain and losses of September 11 are the responsibility of both institutions.
From very early, the Mets showed the uniforms that they would wear at home. The traditional white with blue and orange is accompanied by a pair of United States flags, as well as the 20-year-old date. It is well known that caps are essential when playing baseball, and they did not go unnoticed.
Each player wore a different cap. Instead of the Mets crest on the front, the crest of the Fire Department, Police, and even the Department of Health was placed. In one way or another, all its workers were involved in the rescue work of those days.
Kevin Pillar and some memorable spikes
The Mets outfielder didn’t stick with the uniforms or the pregame tributes. Pillar stood out in MLB by personalizing his spikes with a picture of emergency responders while working in the disaster zone.
On the other side, you can see New York City and the now traditional lights that illuminate the place where the World Trade Center once stood.
Judge, Alonso, and the rest of the MLB as yourself
All the games this Saturday in the MLB had the logo of the tribute for September 1, and from the cushions to the screens of the buildings, they were part of a special memory. While it is true that the reason is not ideal, it is one of the few times that everyone in the majors is the same.