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America comes together after 9/11 through baseball.

I remember talking to one of the representatives from the Yankees and I said, 'I'm not sure we should be in there. This is their personal time.' Well, he went in and checked and he says, 'Yeah, I think it would be a good idea.' Well we went in and I had my players there and we sort of stood on the perimeter of the Armory. And you can see the, the counselors and the clergy and the families bunched together and pictures and one woman looked up and she saw us and recognized us and she sort of said, 'Come on over.' Well, we went over and just waited for them to start talking, and just about every family was talking about, 'Oh, my brother was big Yankee fan. Here's his picture. Look at him with the Yankee hat.' Yeah, and I can't tell you, I was just at a loss for words. The only thing you can do is just feel for these people. And Bernie Williams walks up to a woman and he says, 'I don't really know what to say, but you look like you need a hug.'