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Yankees remember Sept. 11

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 28, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees will unveil a monument at the victims of Sept. 11 at Steinbrenner Field tomorrow.

The memorial incorporates actual steel from the World Trade Center that was donated by retired New York City firefighters. It was forged into two towers. The base of the memorial is in the shape of a pentagon to represent the attack on Washington. The grass surrounding the area represents the people who lost their lives when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal will represent the team. Joe Holland, a retired New York City fire fighter will throw out the first pitch. His son was killed in the North Tower.

An armed forced color guard will be present along with representatives of local law enforcement agencies. Taps will be played as well.

(Photo courtesy of the New York Yankees)


As was mentioned on the game post yesterday, the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar performed Take Me Out To The Ballgame during the seventh inning stretch.

An alert reader, Dustin, e-mailed to explain that George Steinbrenner’s granddaughter, Haley Swindal, is an ensemble member of the cast. This story explains that Haley is seeking a career in musical theater.

The cast did a terrific job and it added a nice touch to the game.





11 Responses to “Yankees remember Sept. 11”

  1. gayle March 28th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    I alo think you Haley was on the first season of Yankees on Deck when it was called Kids On Deck

  2. Teixeiramvp March 28th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    A sad day. I’m glad the Yankees are honoring the victims of the worst surprise attack in United States history, and I hope that the victims and the heroic firefighters, paramedics, and others who went into the rubble looking for missing people are never forgotten.

  3. R+ March 28th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    I don’t think Robertson did anything ‘wrong’, he was just a victim of the numbers game.

    Plus the guys who did well last year continued their success this spring. It was going to be hard for Robertson to make it. Who was he going to leapfrog?

  4. Phil March 28th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    We’re gonna have better pitching at AAA than some teams have at the ML level.

  5. Doreen March 28th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Living in the NYC area, you never forget 9/11. We lost a neighbor. So, everytime you pass his house, you think about him.

    Last week we went to a Broadway show and were walking down 8th Avenue. We walked past a firehouse somewhere between 42nd and 51st. I’d walked past it before, but I had never noticed the memorial that was on the front of the building. Anyway, this time I went up to look at it, and one of the names was of another neighbor of ours from many years ago – and I had occasion to remember how proud he was to be a firefighter.

    Every time we drive to Bayonne, the empty skyline reminds me. Every time I cross over the NJ Turnpike, down near 8A, I remember that day seeing literally hundreds of emergency vehicles making their way into the city in case they were needed.

    I am glad that the Steinbrenners are doing this at Steinbrenner field.

    It’s easy for people in the northeast to keep that day fresh. Elsewhere in the country, I don’t think it’s as strong a feeling, simply because it is closer to home here.


    So, there was a reason for the cast of JSS to perform at Steinbrenner Field! Good luck to Haley. Not an easy career path. (I bet she has some connections, though :) ).

    I performed in a community theater production of JSS several years ago, also in the ensemble. Great show to work in as an ensemble member.

  6. Doreen March 28th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Huh! Typo alert: JSC not JSS. Duh.

  7. gayle March 28th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Dorreen that firehouse is on 48th and 8th

  8. Doreen March 28th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Gayle -

    Thanks, that’s the one.

  9. john brown March 29th, 2009 at 1:25 am

    my my…how kitschy. it’s a shame how our nation responded to that whole know..basically making the situation worse and ensuring it happens again. god bless america?

  10. Skinnyhead March 29th, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Maybe we can just let the whole 9/11 thing go away at some point in time.

  11. Yo March 30th, 2009 at 3:21 am

    Christ, that’s an ugly monument.

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