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Jack Buck’s 9/11 Poem

I would have posted this earlier today, but I had to nap all afternoon after staying up practically all night last night.  Now that Usama bin Laden is dead, closure can be brought for families of the victims of 9/11.  It doesn’t bring them back, but vengeance was sought and achieved for those families.

When I look back on it, one of the most vivid memories for me was the week after 9/11, and sports started to come back again.  Major League Baseball was one of the first professional sports to return, and ceremonies were had at all major ballparks.  I remember watching the first game back in New York after that, Braves-Mets at Shea Stadium on Sept. 20th.  All the events they did to honor the firefighters, policemen, and emergency personnel, who bravely fought and sacrificed themselves, was spectacular at bare minimum.

But the one thing I’ll always remember, was the first St. Louis Cardinals game after 9/11.  They hosted the Milwaukee Brewers in a game televised on ESPN.  Before the game, they held the ceremonies necessary to reflect on the horrible events.  And then this…

Cardinals radio announcer Jack Buck reciting a poem he wrote after the events of 9/11.  At the time, Buck was in frail health, and his schedule had been greatly reduced to do home games.  He passed on the next year, in a week that Cardinals fans will never forget, because it was coupled with the tragic death of Darryl Kile.  God rest those souls.

So everytime I think of 9/11, and what that bastard Bin Laden did to us, I think of Jack Buck’s poem, that brought us back and motivated us as a country to stay strong and move on.

I miss Jack Buck.

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