Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, 9/11, MLB, World Series
September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001); Major League Baseball (Organization); World Series (Baseball)
Now back in the country among My Fellow Americans, but still wandering the highways and byways, I watch with some interest the spectacle of the baseball playoffs and the World Series in the new Post-9/11 World. I am struck by the intensity of the patriotic pageantry prior to each game. The often beautiful and moving singing of the National Anthem; the excessive displays of the red, white and blue; President Bush throwing out the first ball at the World Series; all conspire to mark these events as great moments of communal remembrance and/or celebration.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Patriotism Post 9/11 and Contraction" (2001). On Sport and Society. 602.