Nothing is more American than sitting at a bar, enjoying a frosty beverage, watching baseball on one T.V. and coverage of Osama Bin Laden’s death on the other. That is what I was doin when news broke that Osama had been killed. Conspiracy Theorists have noticed that last nights game was between a Pennsylvania and New York team and if you look closely at the score, it was tied 1-1 in the 9th inning when the news broke.9-11? BOOM! I just blew your mind.
Most people watching ‘ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball’ game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets knew that the reason the crowd suddenly erupted into cheers was because they had just found out Osama Bin Laden had been shot dead by American special forces.
The players on the field, however, had no idea. “I really didn’t understand what was going on there for a minute,” said Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee, whose team wound up losing 2 to 1 in 14 innings.
Read on to see a video of the Philadelphia crowd’s patriotic reaction to the news, and also for a video of wrestler John Cena announcing Osama Bin Laden’s death to an equally enthusiastic crowd at WWE Extreme Rules in St. Petersburg, FL.