September 11, 2006
Sometimes events come along to put everything into perspective. This was never more evident than September 11, 2001. At the time the Arizona Diamondbacks were marching towards the play-offs. The team seemed to be peaking at just the right moment and with three weeks left in the season all eyes were focused on continuing winning and getting home field advantage. Everyone was busy making plans for the post season and watching as Bob Brenly began to set his rotation to meet what appeared to be the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the play-offs. Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling were dueling each other as much as their opponents. Each player was trying to out do the other every outing. Expectations were high that year even though the Diamondbacks had only been in existence since 1998. All of that changed in one short day.