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'USA' chant YouTube will not be removed by MLB

Posted on: May 2, 2011 11:28 am
Edited on: May 2, 2011 12:43 pm
By Matt Snyder

In one of the best sporting moments in memory, a baseball game was transcended by national patriotism Sunday night. Players on the field were competing in a baseball game -- heated rivals, in fact -- but when news of Osama Bin Laden being killed spread throughout Citizen's Bank Park Sunday night via handheld devices and word of mouth, USA chants erupted. It was truly a testament to how, despite our many differences, we are all bound together in this great country.

I linked the video into 3 up, 3 down late Sunday night because I figured it would be pulled like every other MLB video on YouTube. But Monday morning, announced it would not use a copyright claim to pull the video, citing historical importance and a lack of impact on the game. (Eric Fisher on Twitter)

Watch the video below, and I highly recommend going to "Proud to be an American" right when you're done. It brings everything full circle.

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Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2011 1:16 pm

'USA' chant YouTube will not be removed by MLB

100% not true as I have seen posts and blogs and even articles crediting the fans from both Philly and NY (for a lot travel down the turnpike for the rivalry games) fans credit for putting their differences asides and chanting together.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: May 2, 2011 11:44 am

'USA' chant youtube will not be removed

what a cool atmosphere
but nobody will give the Phillies or Flyers fans (flyers chant during W's speech in a preseason game against the Rangers) credit

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