Sunday night, when news broke that Osama bin Laden was dead, killed as part of a United State military operation at a compound in Pakistan, fans at the Mets-Phillies game broke out in an impromptu chant of "U-S-A!" (watch the video here). Apparently that was only the beginning of the sports world celebrating (celebrating? Recognizing?) the death of bin Laden.â†µ
In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls have announced Jim Cornelison will sing the national anthem before Monday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks (you may know him from his renditions before the Blackhawks games, or last year's Seahawks-Bears game). And at Fenway Park, the Boston Herald's Scott Lauber reports that the Boston Red Sox are planning a pregame ceremony of their own before they open a series with the Los Angeles Angels, complete with a huge American flag draping the Green Monster in left field.â†µ
Additionally, the Red Sox will have a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11. Said Terry Francona, "We're going to be patriotic."