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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful:

And if the Yankees had won the World Series...

Author: AzRanger from The Rincon Mesa, Arizona
23 September 2004

...could the renewed strength and spirit that all New Yorkers felt possibly have gone even higher? It's doubtful. The city had already reached a zenith when the Yankees took all three home games during the series. What had started as continued mourning at the beginning of the series did indeed change to hope and cheering and even happiness for the people of New York. It was just what they needed. Just what the doctor ordered.

I loved the advice Derek Jeter had for George W. who was to throw out the first pitch for their home game... You can't stand in front of the mound... they'll boo you. And don't bounce it in... or they'll boo you. Left Dubba feeling a little insecure, but he did just fine with the pitch, after all.

And I didn't know that one of the umpires was really a secret-service agent. Not during the game, of course, just during the opening pitch.

This documentary is just short enough to have kept me interested. It flashes into new subjects quickly and tries to give a piece of information about everything. The world series is background for everything else presented. It contains no mushiness, no pro-America propaganda, not even any anti-terrorist themes... it just shows us how that world series was able to change the feelings of us all. To help us mend.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Terrific Documentary

Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY
4 April 2012

Nine Innings from Ground Zero (2004)

**** (out of 4)

Terrific documentary covering baseball following the September 11, 2001 attacks on America. The documentary picks up on the day of the attacks and then continues as the New York Yankees forced the Arizona Diamondbacks to a Game 7 in the World Series. This is a pretty remarkable and well-balanced documentary that pays great respect to the tragedy that happened but it also showed how important the sport was for people suffering through their pain. We get to hear from various family members of those killed who explain what meeting various baseball players meant to them. This is an incredibly touching documentary that shows what it was like watching baseball in the days and weeks after the terrorist attacks. We see some of the September 21st game between the Mets and Braves as this was the first game played after the attacks. From here we see the ride that the Yankees went on as they fell down 0-2 in the first round to Oakland only to fight back and win. Once they hit the World Series they lost the first two games in Arizona only to return home and win all three in quite a remarkable way. I think this documentary is really going to touch those who watch it because just seeing these emotional games and what they meant to people was something special. As the documentary stated, even if you hated the Yankees you couldn't help but see them as America's team. We get interviews with Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Derek Jeter, Joe Torre, Bobby Valentine, Paul O'Neill, Bob Brenley, Jim Joyce and even President Bush who threw out a famous first pitch at Game 3.

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Author: decreerealg from United States
10 January 2008

For the people saying anything baseball oriented you should just shut you mouth. When it comes to this documentary you people should understand that this was about the affect baseball had on peoples lives that were constantly reminded of those tragic events on 9/11. Just because you people weren't in New York or around it when it happened doesn't mean you should dismiss this and try to undercut the affect it had on people. I lived in Connecticut, about 20 minutes out of the city and even I was affected. Talk to the millions of lives that were affected by this or try explaining to the little girl that lost her father and than the Yankees send her to hang out with the team and talk to Derek Jeter. Did you people just not feel connected or is it jealousy that allows you to appear to be such dumb asses. You people say that this was lame obviously didn't know (and still don't) that you witnessed the best World Series ever. I am a Yankees fan and I am saying that and they lost. You had Jeter's flip play - Jeter backhanding a ball in the stands - Tino's shot to tie with 1 out left- Jeter becoming Mr. November - Scott Brosius doing it again the next night off the same closer- and than the Diamondbacks beating the Yanks. It was magical and it gave people something to believe in. Maybe its just that you don't have memories of sports becoming something bigger than you ever thought it could be. Maybe your teams never gave you anything to believe in and move you to emotions you didn't think you could express as fans. I highly recommend this documentary and for those of you that hate on it I just simply feel bad for.

Gary aka Coach K

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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

This documentary is garbage.

Author: randy m from United States
10 September 2009

Alright, already. We all know that 9/11 happened and that the Yankees made it into the World Series that year, and lost. Baseball had absolutely nothing to do with the attack. The Yankees won the World Series 26 times before this.. I'm sorry they didn't win it in 01, but they didn't. Nobody would ever make a documentary so biased for the losing team unless they had some money to gain, shame. This documentary is just an insult to the Diamondbacks, and an insult to intelligence. It paints the DBacks as the enemy, which they weren't. This documentary takes away everything the Diamondbacks achieved. Terrible.

1/10 stars. Horrible.

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Author: cdphillies62 from United States
2 November 2005

If you want, read my review but SpeechProf's review says it best. His review was right on the money.

Anyway, This is your typical New Yorkian movie where the Yankees and New Yorkians' happiness are all that matter when a tragedy occurs in the almighty city of New York and the only thing left to save their lives from the misery that was 911 are the Yankees winning it all!Pathetic! Although, I do like the ending where the D'backs beat the Yanks. :)

A little advice for you New Yorkians. Baseball is just a game. Death is death and baseball can not bring back what so many have lost that horrible day.

Honestly, I really can't think of a movie that outraged me more than this one. This tops them all and then some and made me so inspired to actually want to write a review on it.

Anyway, do yourself a favor and pass on this garbage even if you have the slightest curiosity of what it's all about. It's just not worth your time.

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Annoying and tiresome

Author: SpeechProf from Missouri
22 October 2004

Well, as a documentary it's all right, but most of the people in it annoyed the hell out of me. It takes on the theme that the Yankees "deserved" to win the World Series because of September 11th, when it all actuality Arizona was the better team. It's another documentary of New Yorkers wanting to claim September 11th as "their own." What the filmmaker and most people involved need to realize is that Sept. 11th was an attack on America, not just New York (apparently the Pentagon and Pennsylvania crashes aren't as important). Don't get me wrong, it's not that I'm not sympathetic, it's just that if anyone deserved to win this World Series, it was Arizona because their team was better.

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