The images of Sept. 11, 2001, are indelible — even 15 years after the fact. Yet so are the images of baseball’s return after that horrific day, particularly that of Jack Buck’s moving poem during the pre-game ceremony before the Cardinals played the Brewers on Sept. 17, 2001.
Each year we pause on this day and remember that there are more important things than the Cardinals, frustrating baseball games and egotistical umpires.
We recall what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, honoring the victims in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on that horrific day, as well as remembering the unity we felt throughout the country in the days afterward.
We also remember Jack Buck and his incomparable eloquence with this tribute when baseball resumed.
Even in the midst of a race for the National League Central title, there are things more important in life than baseball.
Today we pause to remember what happened on Sept. 11, 2001 — to honor the victims of that horrific day and, with things continuing to be so divided in the U.S., to recall the unity we felt as a country in the days following.
We also remember Jack Buck and his incomparable eloquence.