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Posted at 12:45 AM ET, 05/02/2011

Bin Laden death prompts “U-S-A” chant at Mets-Phillies game, WWE event

News of the death of Osama bin Laden prompted a “U-S-A” chant during a baseball game between the New York Mets and Phillies in Philadelphia. There was no formal announcement and, in case you didn’t think the moment could be more goosebump-worthy, the game just happened to be between teams from Pennsylvania and New York.

The “U-S-A” chants began in the top of the ninth and increased throughout the inning. The Mets won 2-1 in 14 innings, wrapping it up shortly after 1 a.m. EDT.

John Cena announced the bin Laden news to a Tampa crowd shortly after winning the WWE WWE championship in a three-man cage match.

Mark Herzlich, the Boston College linebacker and cancer survivor who went untaken in the NFL draft over the weekend, tweeted: “People are taking so much pride in their Country. Reminds me of what I heard it was like after USA beat the Russians in Olympics.”

Herzlich was an unofficial clearinghouse for tweets from college campuses across the country:

@RecruitingAJC: people all over campus at #NotreDame are going crazy. They were running around campus with a American flag :)

@CFPfresh: WE GOIN NUTS HERE AT PENN STATE. IM A BOSTON BOY, BUT WE GOIN HARD FOR AMERICA DOWN HERE. WISH U BEST OF LUCK MARK IN FUTURE

@Leighgreen: celebrating in small town of Greenville, Al by myself just cause. I love my country!!!! #WeAreAlabama #WeAreAmerica

@TimEgan44: Celebrations taking place at little Carthage College in Wisconsin #redwhiteandblue

@NYG_Central: Goin nuts down in Huntsville, TX...a small college town...well you can imagine

@kyle_sheehan: SDState is singing it’s praises of the USA as well! #oneblood

to all the troops you guys are my herosless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

The principles of Islam are peace & love. Please don't confuse Osama's views as the view of Muslims.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Dan Steinberg has reaction from Redskins and other Washington athletes.

(Thanks to Malcolm Johnson.)

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