Sports news got placed on the back burner in America last night with the huge story of the death of Osama Bin Laden. Whether you were watching the Mets vs Phillies on ESPN and heard the “USA” chants or were riding the Metro home after a disappointing Capitals loss, everyone in the country felt united by this huge news.
Baltimore’s athletes took to twitter last night to talk about this monumental story. Here’s what some of them said.
- Jake Arrieta: “Bin Laden killed by United States near Islamabad, possibly close to a week ago, President will make statement soon.. Historic day”
- Jeremy Guthrie: “Bin Laden’s death a sign of America’s resolve & dedication of our troops. Many lives lost in the fight that still goes on.” Also, “I remember where I was on 9-11 when I heard the news & I suspect we will all remember years from now where we are tonight!”
- Donte Stallworth: “Where’s Waldo > Osama bin Laden” and “If this news helps bring the country together and relieves some of the 9/11 families of their pain then I’m all in!!!”
- Fabian Washington: “I still remember exactly what I was doing on 9/11. I was in 12th grade in psychology class. Coach Crump class” and “I have never wished death on anybody but I’m crying tears of joy that Bin Laden is dead.”
- Derrick Mason: “Thank u former president bush for starting the pursuit and thank you president Obama for finishing the job!! Let’s leave it at that ppl!!
- Josh Wilson: “Be ups to the troops…ull did it!!!….so they should be home for summer!!!”
- Jason McKie: “justice is served!”