ORO VALLEY, Ariz. —
In practices now, Ward said he has noticed a renewed focus from the boys, as they try to honor her memory.
They don't have to look far for a reminder of her.
When they see the patch on their uniforms and those of the league's other ballplayers, they will see her initials, CTG, on a baseball, the American flag and the twin towers of the World Trade Center in the background.
"The world looks a lot brighter today from my perspective than it did on the 9th of January," league president Clyde Turpin said.