In the aftermath of the bombings of the World Trade center and Pentagon, and the appropriate national outpouring of sympathy, support and patriotism, several commentators suggested that it would be only fitting for New York’s stellar baseball team to win the World Series this year.
However, both teams of this year’s World Series symbolized the best of this American spirit. Both teams earned their place in history through heroic athletic achievements and inspiring determination. The battle was not lost by a fatal last minute mistake or by an unworthy opponent, but won by a timely act of heroic accomplishment after a long hard struggle between two worthy adversaries. Hats off to the Arizona Diamondbacks, this year’s America’s team, and to the American spirit personified.
Evan F. Madianos, MD