After allowing nine runs on Sunday, Halladay admits to dealing with shoulder discomfort.
How could we celebrate Opening Day without thinking of Danny Tartabull and other free agent flops?
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Nathan Eovaldi hurled four innings for the Marlins, surrendering five runs on eight hits in the loss.
Trailing 8-3 heading into the seventh, the Marlins chased Halladay and scored four runs to trim the deficit but the Phillies answered with a run in the bottom of the frame to push the contest out of reach.
The two teams conclude their series Wednesday afternoon with Cliff Lee scheduled to oppose Josh Johnson.
This article explores the role of baseball as it relates to national healing following the attacks of 9/11. The article examines how baseball became an outlet for social mourning and specifically looks at how the sport fostered American patriotism post 9/11. This article also examines the overall role of baseball and sports journalism as an influencer of American thought in times of national crisis.
The Major League Baseball schedule resumed on Sept. 17 and the game itself was secondary, rightfully trumped by acts of remembrance and patriotism. The six ballparks that hosted contests across the country that night provided a much needed place for people to assemble and mourn.
Patriotism was at a generational high immediately following the attacks. People put political affiliations aside and instead felt an urgency to rally together to demonstrate nationalism and support. This sense of commonality and oneness provided an outlet for healing.
“Through the myth-making indulged around box scores, the narratives of sports journalism restore routines and project normalcy,” writes Michael Serazio, an assistant professor of Communications at Fairfield University. “Sports coverage, perhaps more so than any other section of the newspaper or facet of journalism, lends itself especially effectively to negotiating traumatic cultural memory.”
The comments from Landis, Roosevelt and the service men about the role of baseball during World War II held true through 9/11. The sport is a way of American life and things would be different without it.
For so many reasons, baseball is more than a simple game played on a diamond.