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(WEEI Boston)   Red Sox sign Billy Buckner. Mets immediately sign Mookie Wilson   (weei.com) divider line 21
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2012-03-02 08:00:36 PM  
Headline sorta fail. Better analogy would be Mets sign Preston Wilson.
 
2012-03-02 08:01:00 PM  
Comeback time for Preston Wilson?
 
2012-03-02 08:05:38 PM  

mikemoto: Headline sorta fail. Better analogy would be Mets sign Preston Wilson.


Meh... Still a good reason to relieve our youth...

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2012-03-02 08:23:38 PM  

NewportBarGuy: mikemoto: Headline sorta fail. Better analogy would be Mets sign Preston Wilson.

Meh... Still a good reason to relieve our youth...

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My extreme youth.

/Mets fan born in 1986
 
2012-03-02 09:05:01 PM  

FreakinB: Comeback time for Preston Wilson?


Kind of a bust the first time around, no?
 
2012-03-02 09:09:01 PM  
Something tells me he won't be pitching in game 7.
 
2012-03-02 09:17:27 PM  
Finally, the pink hats can say they were around for the Buckner years.
 
2012-03-02 09:35:49 PM  
The original Buckner would be a great hitting coach for some MLB team.
 
2012-03-02 09:37:52 PM  

John Buck 41: The original Buckner would be a great hitting coach for some MLB team.


He's the hitting coach for the Boise Hawks-- a Cubs A-level team.
 
2012-03-02 10:09:41 PM  
i laughed- thanks sub by!
/expo fan-
 
2012-03-02 10:18:29 PM  

Brooklyn Irish Mets Fan: Finally, the pink hats can say they were around for the Buckner years.


Oh I doubt they've heard of Buckner, or they know the name but not the legacy.
 
2012-03-02 10:37:08 PM  

Wise_Guy: John Buck 41: The original Buckner would be a great hitting coach for some MLB team.

He's the hitting coach for the Boise Hawks-- a Cubs A-level team.


Ah. Thanks.
 
2012-03-02 10:47:51 PM  
Two fun but ultimately worthless facts about Bill Buckner:

1. Next time you see footage of Hank Aaron's HR to break the record, pay attention to the left fielder. He attempts to climb the wall.

That's Bill Buckner.

(As a tangent, the left fielder for Bill Mazeroski's HR? Yogi Berra)

2. In '84, the Cubs traded Buckner, who was a former batting title winner, to the Red Sox. The next time there was a trade involving a batting title winner between the Cubs & Red Sox, it was 2004, when Nomar went to the Cubs. I don't remember what happened next but I think it was important.
 
2012-03-03 12:20:19 AM  
And the Yankees sign Bucky "Farking" Dent Jr.
 
2012-03-03 02:07:41 AM  

DeWayne Mann: Two fun but ultimately worthless facts about Bill Buckner:


And when the ball went through his legs, he was wearing a Cubs wristband.
 
2012-03-03 09:04:44 AM  

jimpoz: DeWayne Mann: Two fun but ultimately worthless facts about Bill Buckner:

And when the ball went through his legs, he was wearing a Cubs wristband.


Neat. I'll add that to the list.
 
2012-03-03 02:46:20 PM  

skinink: And the Yankees sign Bucky "Farking" Dent Jr.


It's amazing if you think about it, the two most infamous plays in Red Sox history did not actually directly lead to a loss. In the BFD game, Munson got an RBI double after it, and Reggie hit a solo shot to give them the winning margin. And the Buckner game was Game 6, not 7 (and was more the fault of Mac and Roger's butt-buddy Schiraldi anyway).

Guess it proves Yogi right, it is 95% half mental.
 
2012-03-03 03:19:55 PM  
www.thenation.com
 
2012-03-03 11:09:22 PM  
I heard somewhere that Mookie Wilson was a big-rig truck driver for a while, simply because he always wanted to be a truck driver as a kid.
 
2012-03-04 09:34:28 AM  
Only time I ever wrote a letter to a team saying I was pissed is to the Mets in 1987 when they traded Mookie Wilson to the Blue Jays. They wrote me back saying thanks for being a fan but things change, etc. So that was cool.
 
2012-03-04 02:36:07 PM  

Keys dude: Only time I ever wrote a letter to a team saying I was pissed is to the Mets in 1987 when they traded Mookie Wilson to the Blue Jays. They wrote me back saying thanks for being a fan but things change, etc. So that was cool.


Wow, you were two years ahead of the curve. Mookie was traded to the Blue Jays for Jeff Musselman in late 1989.
 
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