The text message from his older brother came this past Saturday, a decade to the day after Adam Wainwright visited New York City to see Roger Clemens pitch and was scheduled to have a morning meeting on Sept. 11, 2001, near the World Trade Center. It read:

"10 years ago today we were at the World Trade Center."

On the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center towers, struck The Pentagon, and killed nearly 3,000 citizens, a natural part of reflection and remembrance is answering a question: Where were you when the towers fell?

The Cardinals were in Milwaukee, having followed Darryl Kile the night before to a shutout victory against the Brewers. Skip Schumaker told that he had just completed a season with the short-season New Jersey Cardinals and flown out of Newark on Sept. 10. Cardinals broadcaster John Rooney was in New York with the Chicago White Sox, who were to open a series at Yankee Stadium on the night of the 11th. The Blues were in Alaska, a day or two away from opening their training camp in Anchorage.