Bobby Valentine Looking For More 9/11 Credit
This interview with Bobby Valentine on WFAN about remembering the scene in baseball post-9/11 has many interesting bits. Indeed, he seems to want to make it clear that the Yankees were not as important to New York as the Mets in those days after 9/11:
Let it be said that during the time from 9/11 to 9/21, the Yankees were (not around), Valentine told Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Wednesday. You couldnt find a Yankee on the streets of New York City. You couldnt find a Yankee down at Ground Zero, talking to the guys who were working 24/7. He added: Many of them didnt live here, and so it wasnt their fault. And many of them did not partake in all that, so there was some of that jealousy going around. Like, Why are we so tired? Why are we wasted? Why have we been to the funerals and the firehouses, and the Yankees are getting all the credit for bringing baseball back? And I said This isnt about credit, guys. This is about doing the right thing.
Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports