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Tom Boswell talks about how fast baseball came back after 9/11

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"And I was amazed, absolutely amazed, that within a month baseball could become relevant again. I thought that the challenge as a writer would be to show some respect for the game while essentially treating it as an irrelevancy. But I was wrong. Within a month the country desperately needed something to rally around something familiar, something almost indestructible. And I still remember when Brosius and Martinez hit the back-to-back game-saving home runs in Yankee Stadium, and I'm sitting in the right field upper deck, and the tattered flag is flying. The hair just is standing up on the back of your neck."