It was a fall when even die-hard Red Sox fans found it impossible to hate the Yankees, and when the World Series between New York and the Diamondbacks opened, one headline read, ARIZONA VERSUS AMERICA? It was, of course, the fall of 2001, when, says Yankees third baseman Scott Brosius, "every day at the stadium was an emotional roller-coaster." If the Yankees weren't visiting firehouses, children of firefighters or of pilots killed on 9/11 were visiting the stadium. Such moments are movingly recounted in Nine Innings from Ground Zero (HBO, Sept. 14), which features interviews with, among many others, Rudolph Giuliani and President Bush. While the Yankees hold center stage, one of the film's greatest moments takes place at Shea Stadium. When Mike Piazza homers in the first game played in New York after 9/11, the raucous cheering of the crowd shows how much baseball helped inch the city toward normalcy. --Nancy Ramsey
Sports Illustrated Monday Night Live, a 90-minute radio show on Westwood One that precedes the network's game coverage, debuts on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Hosted by Dave Sims and SI's Josh Elliott, the show will also feature SI's Peter King.