September 11th, 2001 is a day that will forever haunt the United States of America.
It’s certainly nothing to joke around with and former MLB manager Bobby Valentine, who was the New York Mets‘ skipper during the tragic events called out the crosstown Yankees today, suggesting they were ‘nowhere to be found’ after the horrific events.
Per CBS New York:
“Let it be said that during the time from 9/11 to 9/21, the Yankees were (not around),” Valentine told Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Wednesday. “You couldn’t find a Yankee on the streets of New York City. You couldn’t find a Yankee down at Ground Zero, talking to the guys who were working 24/7.”
He added: “Many of them didn’t live here, and so it wasn’t their fault. And many of them did not partake in all that, so there was some of that jealousy going around. Like, ‘Why are we so tired? Why are we wasted? Why have we been to the funerals and the firehouses, and the Yankees are getting all the credit for bringing baseball back?’ And I said ‘This isn’t about credit, guys. This is about doing the right thing.’”
Of course, like so many other things that leave the mouth of Valentine, he’s wrong.
The Yankees, just like the Mets, were doing everything they could.
The team and individual players gave well over $1 million dollars in aid, set up multiple staging areas for volunteers and rescuers, visited hospitals with victims to brighten spirits – and that’s just a small sample of what took place.
Not sure exactly where Valentine was attempting to go with this, but, a real shame he even mentioned it considering everything.