Sep 11, 2011

Mets Honor 911 Ten Years Later

The Mets did a fantastic job of honoring 911 on the tenth anniversary at Citi Field. The Mets players along with eight New York City agencies lined the foul lines in a touching pregame ceremony. MLB & Joe Torre denied the team the right to wear FDNY / NYPD caps in place of their usual Mets caps.


2001 Mets Pitcher & native New Yorker John Franco threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Mike Piazza. Also on hand from the 2001 team were manager Bobby Valentine who was on hand broadcasting the ESPN nationally televised game in honor of the anniversary. Robin Ventura, Todd Zeile & Steve Trachsel were also on hand to escort the honored guests onto the field.


Former Met Rusty Staub who's organization The New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund has donated more than 115 million dollars since 911 was also on hand. 

here is the link from the Mets site of the ceremony: http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110911&content_id=24568022&vkey=09112011&c_id=nym

Here is the emotional Mike Piazza pre game interview with Bobby V. alongside as well:  http://search.espn.go.com/piazza/video/6

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