It feels a little strange writing about baseball on a day of such national, even world significance. The thousands of people from our and many other nations that lost their lives on that fateful day ten years ago will never be forgotten. The War on Terror is still going on and brave Americans continue to sacrifice their lives so the rest of us can continue our pursuit of happiness and freedom. There will be observances of this solemn day in ballparks all over America today. Baseball serves to unite people from many locations and backgrounds in a way few other activities can claim. So acknowledge this day in a way you find suitable, then take part in our baseball community by rooting for your favorite team.
On this day, that has been anticipated in the news for months, the tenth anniversary of the nefarious attack on our country by terrorists, the Dodgers have a chance to sweep the Giants and raise their record over .500 for the first time since April 29, when they were 14-13.
Dana Eveland had another great outing, limiting the Giants to three hits and no runs over seven plus innings. For Eveland, known as “The Big Sweat” during his time with the Milwaukee Brewers, it was no sweat – blowing away his opposing batters. Maybe the team celebrated the win by eating some Schweddy Balls, the new ice cream flavor by Ben & Jerry’s. Who knows, the Dodgers might have Schweddy Balls after every win.
In case you did not see it, Ned Colletti discussed his views on the off-season in an article by Ken Gurnick. Blah, blah, more of the same… I can’t wait to read your views on his views.
This Day in Dodgers History
September 11, 1959 – The Dodgers end Elroy Face’s consecutive win streak at 22 with a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. The reliever, who will end the season with an 18-1 record, is beaten by Chuck Churn, the winner of only three major league career victories.