Wednesday December 28, 2011
#4) Mirrors: Sports and Life https://sebastiantsu.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/mirrors-sports-and-life/
It couldn’t have happened out of happenstance, could it? It was the New York Mets who hosted the first Major League game after September 11th. How fitting was it that they played as the world found out of Osama Bin Laden’s death. It was some coincidence that they played during the course of history.
It wasn’t just the Mets. It was nearly every key fact, from how they won to the score itself. Even Bobby Valentine witnessed both games as the Mets manager ten years ago and an ESPN announcer in the latter. It was coincidence that made the Mets play during world events that would alter the face of history. However, it was baseball’s significance that makes it more important for us.
I knew I had to remind readers of the first game back in 2001. That would set the tone between both games. I also had to find the things they both had in common other than the Mets. I found four instances which can be read as coincidences. It surprised me that I found that many. That’s how sports and life works sometimes. You would be surprised how the more things change, the more they stay the same.
I just hope I was able to do this one justice, especially since it’s an important subject. Thanks to the voting by you guys, it seems I accomplished just that.
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