Phillies fans celebrate bin Ladden’s death

 

Without question the Monday night sporting highlight came out of Philadelphia, where a sold out enthusiastic crowd began chanting USA, USA when they discovered that Osama bin Ladden, who quarterbacked the September 11, 2001 attacks was dead. “I don’t like to give Philadelphia fans too much credit, but they got this one right,” said Mets third baseman, David Wright,  following the Mets 2-1 14 inning victory. “I guess it’s a proud moment to stand out there and you’ve got 45-50,000 chanting. That was pretty special.” Meanwhile, while Mets manager, Terry Collins, was excited about his team winning, he was sorry that it took so many innings, which meant missing out on president  Barack Obama address t0 the state. “Obviously this is a big night for the United States,” Collins said. “I wish we could have finished the game two hours ago and celebrated a little bit of it. We’ll take a nice ride home, take the day off, and get ready for San Francisco. This is a good win for us, and obviously a huge win for America tonight.” Mets starter, Chris Young, who shut out the Phillies through seven innings, was in the clubhouse training room when the announcement broke. Right away he turned the television channel to Obama’s state of the nation address to the people. “It’s probably a night I’ll never forget,” said Young. “I came inside and heard the news. There are some things bigger than the game and our jobs. I was inside. You could hear the crowd chanting, ‘U-S-A.’ And I got chills hearing that. It was a pretty neat atmosphere and the place to be to get that kind of news. … It’s certainly a historic night and a great victory for the United States and the war on terrorism.”

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