09-19-2001, 12:06 AM
I never thought I would be writing a message thanking Chicago fans for ther class, but in these days we are all on the same squad. I am a Yankee fan from Brooklyn. A week ago I watched the towers crumble before my eyes from my rooftop. Like most of you, I have spent the last week glued to the news, feeling helpless, riding the emotional rollercoaster from grief and sadness to rage and vengefulness. I looked forward to the destraction that tonight's ballgame provided. There's a perverse comfort from watching your team take the field amidst the chaos. I went down with some friends to a pub to take in the game and what's the first thing I see? A huge sign in the stands "CHICAGO LOVES NEW YORK" and written under that "GOD BLESS AMERICA". Lemme tell you, misty eyes throughout the packed bar... and it wasn't from the smoke. It was very cool. Much respect to all those who attended tonight and showed their class and support. God Bless America indeed.