George W. Bush Recounts Throwing Out First Pitch After 9/11
In case you've repressed the memory, today commemorates one of the most traumatic, brutal days in American history. It was 14 years ago that the World Trade Center toppled, which is hard to believe, but as human memory tends to distort time in a lot of ways, it also feels like an eternity ago.
September 11th, 2001, pre-dated YouTube, the Boston Red Sox World Series victories and most forms of social media. It was a different world back then -- horrific, world-changing terror attack notwithstanding.
Oh, and remember this guy? Ya, he was kind of a big deal.
President George W. Bush went on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" program Friday morning and recounted throwing out the first pitch at Game 3 of the Yankees-Diamondbacks World Series in New York (video at the top of the page). It's a sobering reminder of how far we've come not only as a country, but as sports fans (because seriously, can you imagine a baseball game having so much importance in 2015?).
You can watch ESPN's "30 for 30" documentary on the pitch -- and all it symbolized -- below.
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