In times of trouble, Americans have historically looked to sports for reassurance. The vicarious experience of winning a championship is not unlike that of waging a successful war. Luis Gonzales's bat not only drove in the game-winning run, it struck the morale of the American public--a "home run" for Osama bin Laden.
Whether we be Arizonians or Mets fans, we are all Yankees to Osama bin Laden. And as Americans, we can only abhor the selfish and greedy Arizona players, not content with a NL championship and a healed nation. Luis Gonzales, Curt Schilling, and Randy Johnson hijacked the soaring aircraft of the New York Yankees and sent it crashing into the towering World Trade Center of American morale. They deserve nothing less than the full weight of our nation's opprobrium.