09/11/12 10:45 PM ET
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By Steve Gilbert / MLB.com
D-backs join MLB's 9/11 remembrance
PHOENIX -- The D-backs joined the rest of Major League Baseball on Tuesday in honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The organization marked the 11th anniversary of the tragedy with a video tribute and a moment of silence for those who lost their lives on that day and the men and women of the armed forces who have died since in the fight against terrorism.
There was a presentation and recognition of Honor and Remember, an organization dedicated to recognizing soldiers who have lost their lives defending the United States.
The first pitch was thrown out by Rich Bauer from the United Phoenix Firefighters Association, while Brigetta Barrett, a junior at the University of Arizona who won a silver medal in the high jump in the London Olympics, sang the national anthem.
Gibson takes responsibility for D-backs' letdown
PHOENIX -- Manager Kirk Gibson is not ready to conduct a postmortem on the D-backs season while they are still mathematically alive to make the playoffs.The D-backs manager, though, realizes that with 20 games left after Tuesday and a large deficit in both the National League West and Wild Card races, that the odds are longer than long. And when it comes to who's responsible for the predicament, Gibson is more than willing to be held accountable. "I fully acknowledge I'm disappointed in the position that we're in," Gibson said. "Trust me, I spent a whole off-day analyzing and I spend virtually any time that I'm not sleeping analyzing how to get out of the situation we're in. One of the ways is to continue to push on and then how to avoid it in the future. It's not where we want to be. I'm not going to sugarcoat that at all. I'm disappointed in myself when it comes to that. I assume all accountability." The D-backs entered Tuesday night's game trailing the first-place Giants by 10 games, and their deficit in the Wild Card race was six games. Six games is not as far back as the Cardinals were last year, but the difference is they have five teams to pass. A longer than long shot for sure, but Gibson refuses to give in until his team is officially eliminated. "Maybe it's never been done before, but there's great stories in sports all around the continent," Gibson said. "That's just the way I think. I know you guys think I'm crazy, but I've been through several things throughout my career in different capacities in competing and I've lived some very, very good dreams so that's where I stand at."