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Foulke You
09-11-2007, 02:08 PM
Good article on the great Sox fans who made that "Chicago *heart* NY" banner for the 1st game after 9/11 vs. New York Yankees. I had no idea the banner was that famous. They got to read their story in the HOF library in Cooperstown! The article states that almost every sports bar in NY has a picture of those fans holding that banner from that Sox game. Wow...

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070911&content_id=2201551&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

SBSoxFan
09-11-2007, 02:15 PM
Wow, that is awesome. First I've ever heard of it! :redface:

thomas35forever
09-11-2007, 02:23 PM
What a nice couple. What a nice story.:smile:

esbrechtel
09-11-2007, 02:40 PM
that is so cool...Great story!

GoSox2K3
09-11-2007, 03:45 PM
That's a great story. I don't remember hearing about it in the local sports coverage after 9/11. To be honest, my memory of the local coverage was that the Sox return home to resume play was hardly mentioned. But then the media totally went ga-ga when the Cubs returned home about a week later as if it was the first game in Chicago since the attacks. Sosa was treated like a hero for running onto the field with a flag.

I'm glad to hear that these fans are being recognized by the Hall of Fame. It's a much-deserved honor.

skobabe8
09-11-2007, 07:27 PM
Amazing. I was down at school at the time and didnt get any of the Chicago stories.

MarySwiss
09-11-2007, 07:53 PM
I remember this, but it had slipped to the back of my mind. When it happened, I was as proud as ever to be a Sox fan.

Nice to see it recognized!

steveo_88(UK)
09-11-2007, 07:59 PM
I read it and thought it was great! Just like to add that on the news overhere there have been the statements about the rembrance services across the country and special programmes have been put on the telly focusing on the NY Fire brigade especially in documentary about the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and families dealing with their loss. One day i think no one will ever forget!

Foulke You
09-11-2007, 08:10 PM
That's a great story. I don't remember hearing about it in the local sports coverage after 9/11. To be honest, my memory of the local coverage was that the Sox return home to resume play was hardly mentioned. But then the media totally went ga-ga when the Cubs returned home about a week later as if it was the first game in Chicago since the attacks. Sosa was treated like a hero for running onto the field with a flag.

I'm glad to hear that these fans are being recognized by the Hall of Fame. It's a much-deserved honor.

You are correct GoSox2K3, the local media clowns largely ignored what was an emotional moment and an emotional game played in Chicago that night. I remember watching that game and getting goosebumps when God Bless America was sung and people were chanting "USA USA".

The local mediots chose instead to praise Sosa days later for his staged, self serving, and egotistical PR stroke of grabbing the little American flag from the Cubs 1st base coach after another "magical" roided up zinger. The writers and media ate it up like obedient lap dogs. They worshiped regularly at the altar of Sosa back then.

MarySwiss
09-11-2007, 08:15 PM
You are correct GoSox2K3, the local media clowns largely ignored what was an emotional moment and an emotional game played in Chicago that night. I remember watching that game and getting goosebumps when God Bless America was sung and people were chanting "USA USA".

The local mediots chose instead to praise Sosa days later for his staged, self serving, and egotistical PR stroke of grabbing the little American flag from the Cubs 1st base coach after another "magical" roided up zinger. The writers and media ate it up like obedient lap dogs. They worshiped regularly at the altar of Sosa back then.
I had forgotten that. When Rick Monday grabbed a flag to keep a couple of clowns from burning it, that was laudable. Also spontaneous. Neither are words that could ever be used for Sosa.

Oblong
09-11-2007, 09:42 PM
I saw that sign last week while watching "9 innings from Ground Zero". they did a brief collage on baseball resuming after the attacks. There was a shot of it.

Regrettebly I thought it was at Wrigley just because of the dark blue "Chicago". I just instinctively thought of the Cubs.

viagracat
09-11-2007, 09:46 PM
Nice gesture, good story and God Bless NYC and America, but I still hate the Yankees. :cool:

Hitmen77
09-11-2007, 11:31 PM
I saw that sign last week while watching "9 innings from Ground Zero". they did a brief collage on baseball resuming after the attacks. There was a shot of it.

Regrettebly I thought it was at Wrigley just because of the dark blue "Chicago". I just instinctively thought of the Cubs.

This is the quandary the Sox were in pre-2005: The media acted like the Sox didn't exist and all non-Sox fans couldn't help but instinctively think "Cubs" when Chicago was mentioned. Even with this year's fiasco, 2005 really did make a radical change for Sox visibility.

That was a nice story about the banner. I don't remember hearing about it at the time, but I'm glad it's being remembered today.

WhiteSoxJunkie
09-12-2007, 01:29 PM
That sign was also featured in the quotes section of TV Guide the week after 9/11.

soxfanreggie
09-12-2007, 09:23 PM
Chills when reading that...Thumbs up to the Bosch's and the rest of their group!

kevin57
09-12-2007, 10:43 PM
Touching story.

DrummerGeorgefan
09-13-2007, 09:58 AM
I was at that first game back and lets just say its probably the classiest I've ever seen Sox fans act. We all have our dislikes of the Yankees, but you could tell that many of the Yankees appreciated the support we all showed that night. Right at the end of the moment of silence, someone yelled out 'we love new york' and the crowd erupted in a cheer. Still gives me chills.

BRDSR
09-14-2007, 01:13 PM
I was at that first game back and lets just say its probably the classiest I've ever seen Sox fans act. We all have our dislikes of the Yankees, but you could tell that many of the Yankees appreciated the support we all showed that night. Right at the end of the moment of silence, someone yelled out 'we love new york' and the crowd erupted in a cheer. Still gives me chills.

Was also at this game, I was the guy that yelled it.

No, but it was a great game to be at. I vaguely remember seeing that sign, but hadn't heard about it since. It was actually my 16th birthday. I had just gone and gotten my drivers license and then me, my dad, and a couple friends drove down to the game. I'll always remember that birthday as sort of bittersweet, great because it was my 16th birthday but sad because there was still a clowd hanging over the nation.

Going to the game was probably the second most emotional part of the attacks for me, second only to the morning of the attacks and watching the towers fall for the first time. There was something about being in such a large group of people feeling essentially the same thing that was very powerful.

I don't remember if the Sox won.

WhiteSoxJunkie
09-15-2007, 12:11 AM
Not that it really matters, but the Sox lost that first game after 9/11. http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA200109180.shtml Mark Buehrle took the loss. El Duque took the win for NY. I was at the game, and the only thing I really remember about the game was that Ray Durham stormed out of the dugout at one point, mad about a call that went against him, and was ejected.