Nine Innings from Ground Zero (2004)





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On September 11, 2001, New York City became the site of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil when a group of extremists brought down the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The event struck to the heart of New Yorkers as well as Americans across the country (and their friends around the world), but an unexpected event helped to heal and galvanize people a few weeks later. The New York Yankees, the Big Apple's perennial baseball powerhouse, had enjoyed a strong season and found themselves representing the American League in the 2001 World Series, with the fledgling Arizona Diamondbacks as National League champs. Three of the seven games in the series were scheduled to be played at Yankee Stadium, only nine miles away from Ground Zero, and both the Yankees and New York mayor Rudy Giuliani determined that despite the attacks, the games would go on, and the hard-fought series became a rallying point across the nation, as fans rooted not just for the Yankees, but for the city they called home. Nine Innings From Ground Zero is a documentary which looks at this fascinating nexus between nation tragedy and healing through sports; produced for the premium cable network HBO, the film includes with Rudy Giuliani, Yankee's manager Joe Torre, and members of both the Yankees and the Diamondbacks.
Documentary , Special Interest , Sports & Fitness
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This film was much better than I expected but in the pantheon of HBO sports documentaries, Nine Innings from Ground Zero does not even come close to cracking the top ten. You could say it is because I am a Yankee hater but I feel that even if I was a Yankee fan, the rating for this film would not be that much higher. I really do not understand why New York got the brunt of sympathies after 9/11/01, especially since there were many lives lost in Washington and Western PA as well. This documentary only glossed over those areas and while I could understand why they did so, that still does not make it right. No, most of America did not cheer for the Yankees after 9/11/01 and this film made it sound like most of America did. As I recall, I wanted to Diamondbacks to win and was happy when they did. Solid film and production but not as good as one might believe. Perhaps a victim of the usual New York City overhype.

Christopher Staaf
Christopher Staaf

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