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2012-09-19 12:39:38 PM  
I think that's considered a blunder, not an error.
 
2012-09-19 01:00:37 PM  
Nice to see that Leon Durham's Buckner Moment, two years before Buckner's Buckner Moment, made the list.
 
2012-09-19 01:29:40 PM  
Big error
i.usatoday.net
 
2012-09-19 01:49:01 PM  
I guess umpires weren't part of the criteria. That might be a much bigger list.
 
2012-09-19 02:02:23 PM  
#5 still hurts.

A LOT.

Sort of surprised Chuck Knoblach arguing with an umpire while Enrique Wilson scored the winning run in one of the 1998 ALCS games didn't make the list..

....sniff....good times....
 
2012-09-19 02:05:32 PM  

cleveoh: #5 still hurts.

A LOT.

Sort of surprised Chuck Knoblach arguing with an umpire while Enrique Wilson scored the winning run in one of the 1998 ALCS games didn't make the list..

....sniff....good times....


The Indians of the late 90s had the bad fortune of running into the two powerhouses of the AL East at the time.

/Oh and, Chuck's error didn't affect the series
//Since the Yanks won it.
 
2012-09-19 02:10:01 PM  
Merkle's Boner was huge.

I guess it didn't make the list because it was a base-running mistake rather than a fielding error.
 
2012-09-19 02:17:51 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Merkle's Boner was huge.

I guess it didn't make the list because it was a base-running mistake rather than a fielding error.


I came for Merkle's Boner, left unfulfilled

/typing that made me feel dirty
 
2012-09-19 02:40:53 PM  
C'mon, Subby, signing Bay hasn't even been the Mets worst signing in the past 2 decades. AFAIK they're still paying both Bobby Bonilla and Mo Vaughn.
 
2012-09-19 02:52:09 PM  
2. Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series
2. Bob Stanley's Wild Pitch in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series
 
2012-09-19 02:53:56 PM  
Conspicuously NOT on the list

No, I will not drop it. Galleraga (sp.?) got an apology from the ump that blew his call. That official scorer should spend the rest of his life apologizing to Sabathia and every fan of the Milwaukee Brewers for his disgusting abuse of judgement.

//Are there more important things in life? Of course, but not in this context. I hope that miserable twunt knows he is a bad person and feels bad. He stole that no hitter from CC and Brewers fans.
 
2012-09-19 02:57:00 PM  
media3.washingtonpost.com
Remember all those division titles and World Series Mr. Glass here won for the Reds?
 
2012-09-19 03:03:06 PM  

WinoRhino: 2. Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series
2. Bob Stanley's Wild Pitch in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series


2. Leaving Buckner in for sentimental value in the first place when you've put in a defensive replacement all year long.

or ...

2. Leaving Schiraldi in when it was clear he just didn't have it

Blame McNamera, not Buckner. Hell, there's debate that Mookie Wilson would have beaten Buckner to the bag anyway, IIRC, Mookie was one of the fastest dudes in the majors at that point.
 
2012-09-19 03:06:33 PM  
A number of people in this thread are unfamiliar with what "error" means in baseball terms. It is an actual statistic tracked by Major League Baseball and involves a fielder botching a play in some way shape or form while playing defense.

Just clearing that up for some of you.
 
2012-09-19 03:08:46 PM  
This list completely fails without Garry Maddox 1978 Game 4 fiasco.
 
2012-09-19 03:08:58 PM  
Good to see #4. Always wondered why Gonzalez seems to have shouldered zero blame for the Cubs' collapse in that game.
 
2012-09-19 03:12:42 PM  

WinoRhino: 2. Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series
2. Bob Stanley's Wild Pitch in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series

2. Rich Gedman's passed ball in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
 
2012-09-19 03:19:22 PM  
Biggest error out side of the diamond? Watching farking baseball


/god damn is this sport boring to watch.
 
2012-09-19 03:25:23 PM  
Knowing what would be on the list (1986 WS), a magnificent subby took the edge off of the Boston's 2012 season by pointing out that former Red Sox player Jason Bay was allowed to walk as a free agent and isn't on the current roster riddled with tens of millions in useless and dead money. I like to tell myself that John Lackey isn't either.
 
2012-09-19 03:52:25 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Merkle's Boner was huge.

I guess it didn't make the list because it was a base-running mistake rather than a fielding error.


Came for this
 
2012-09-19 03:58:29 PM  

zarberg: WinoRhino: 2. Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series
2. Bob Stanley's Wild Pitch in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series

2. Leaving Buckner in for sentimental value in the first place when you've put in a defensive replacement all year long.

or ...

2. Leaving Schiraldi in when it was clear he just didn't have it

Blame McNamera, not Buckner. Hell, there's debate that Mookie Wilson would have beaten Buckner to the bag anyway, IIRC, Mookie was one of the fastest dudes in the majors at that point.


If that's the case, then we should add Grady Little Mr Weebles' decision to leave Pedro in in Game 7 of the '03 ALCS past the 5th. All summer, they'd been keeping Pedro on a strict 120-pitch count, and in that game, he'd been brilliant...until pitch #121, which (again, IIRC) was a run-scoring double.
 
2012-09-19 03:59:57 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Merkle's Boner was huge.


That's what she said!
 
2012-09-19 04:28:10 PM  

TheTrashcanMan: Biggest error out side of the diamond? Watching farking baseball


/god damn is this sport boring to watch.


Thanks for contributing.
 
2012-09-19 04:29:29 PM  

srhp29: A number of people in this thread are unfamiliar with what "error" means in baseball terms. It is an actual statistic tracked by Major League Baseball and involves a fielder botching a play in some way shape or form while playing defense.

Just clearing that up for some of you.


The list contains nine errors and a passed ball.

/You can't explain that
 
2012-09-19 04:33:19 PM  

Guelph35: Wellon Dowd: Merkle's Boner was huge.

That's what she said!


static.guim.co.uk
/but she's probably just being modest
 
2012-09-19 04:48:35 PM  

TheTrashcanMan: Biggest error out side of the diamond? Watching farking baseball

/god damn is this sport boring to watch.


Thank you sir. We've all seen the error of our ways and will bow to your superior logic and debate. No more will I watch the game of baseball, as your willingness to walk into a thread about the game of baseball and express your distaste has shown me the light. Where did you get your grand education? What god shed his light on thee and granted you the cunning use of words that blessed this thread? Were you born with those wings? Did Feynman and Einstein weep when they met you, their intellect needed no more in this world of sadness and wonder?

I weep for the lost time I spent watching the game of bases and balls. The time would have been better spent inhaling cocaine from the derriere of a woman of the night. Such a wasted youth; a tale worthy of Hemingway or Vonnegut. The tale of my woe. Never will I be complete with this dread specter of waste and loss weighing on my immortal mind.

Go fark yourself.
 
2012-09-19 05:00:27 PM  
Fred Snodgrass in Game 8 of the 1912 World Series

This sentence seems like it has about 35 grammatical and factual errors, and yet it doesn't.
 
2012-09-19 05:17:42 PM  

Lifeless: srhp29: A number of people in this thread are unfamiliar with what "error" means in baseball terms. It is an actual statistic tracked by Major League Baseball and involves a fielder botching a play in some way shape or form while playing defense.

Just clearing that up for some of you.

The list contains nine errors and a passed ball.

/You can't explain that


"1B/Adv on E2" 

If you look at the scoring for that game, the catcher has indeed been charged with an error for mishandling a third strike pitch. However, the baseball rulebook would seem to contradict that. Was this rule added after this game?
 
2012-09-19 05:59:06 PM  

TheTrashcanMan: Biggest error out side of the diamond? Watching farking baseball


/god damn is this sport boring to watch.


You sound like the bastard offspring of a Mark Grace "slumpbuster".
 
2012-09-19 08:31:05 PM  

zarberg: WinoRhino: 2. Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series
2. Bob Stanley's Wild Pitch in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series

2. Leaving Buckner in for sentimental value in the first place when you've put in a defensive replacement all year long.

or ...

2. Leaving Schiraldi in when it was clear he just didn't have it

Blame McNamera, not Buckner. Hell, there's debate that Mookie Wilson would have beaten Buckner to the bag anyway, IIRC, Mookie was one of the fastest dudes in the majors at that point.


These are the most obvious ones. But what's even worse is that, even after Rocket's baby buttbuddy Schiraldi blew game 6, Mac had the utter stupidity to think that he would magically not have the exact same problem throwing the exact same pitches to the exact same players two nights later. And even that was too late, as Mac inexplicably left Hurst in through the entire 6th even after he was obviously done too. Probably because, like Buckner, he "deserved to be there."

Everything that happened from Greenwell's at bat on just points to Mac just completely going into oblivious mode and thinking about how it'd look to have "World Series champion manager" on his resume. Mac (and to a slightly smaller extent, that worthless pile of stupid Schiraldi) deserve most of the blame for the last two games of that series, plain and simple.
 
2012-09-19 08:42:00 PM  

FriarReb98: These are the most obvious ones. But what's even worse is that, even after Rocket's baby buttbuddy Schiraldi blew game 6, Mac had the utter stupidity to think that he would magically not have the exact same problem throwing the exact same pitches to the exact same players two nights later. And even that was too late, as Mac inexplicably left Hurst in through the entire 6th even after he was obviously done too. Probably because, like Buckner, he "deserved to be there."

Everything that happened from Greenwell's at bat on just points to Mac just completely going into oblivious mode and thinking about how it'd look to have "World Series champion manager" on his resume. Mac (and to a slightly smaller extent, that worthless pile of stupid Schiraldi) deserve most of the blame for the last two games of that series, plain and simple.


I hated Mookie Wilson for years after that, then one day heard an interview with him on NPR after he got his commercial truck driver's license simply because he always wanted to be one when he was a kid, and apparently he's having an absolute blast driving all over the country being a truck driver. Gotta love a guy who has a childlike sense of joy and wonder at a grown up job, even as a grown up.

/true story!
 
2012-09-19 09:34:55 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Knowing what would be on the list (1986 WS), a magnificent subby took the edge off of the Boston's 2012 season by pointing out that former Red Sox player Jason Bay was allowed to walk as a free agent and isn't on the current roster riddled with tens of millions in useless and dead money. I like to tell myself that John Lackey isn't either.



I was one of those Sox fans that was rather quizzical as to why they let Bay walk.

Good thing I'm a race car mechanic, not the GM of a sports team.
 
2012-09-19 09:39:03 PM  

cleveoh: #5 still hurts.

A LOT.

Sort of surprised Chuck Knoblach arguing with an umpire while Enrique Wilson scored the winning run in one of the 1998 ALCS games didn't make the list..

....sniff....good times....


I couldn't blame Tony. Without him, the Tribe doesn't even get to the World Series.

/"A home run for Tony Fernandez! The Indians are going to the World Series! ... Maybe!!
 
2012-09-19 10:41:48 PM  
no jeremy giambi? that play alone led to a derek jeter career highlight, a career-altering injury for jermaine dye, and another devastating blow to the most talented, youngest, steroidiest team of the early 2000's
 
2012-09-20 12:43:12 AM  
Baseballs as boring as golf. The biggest error is thinking anyone gives a damn.
 
2012-09-20 01:18:27 AM  
It wasn't an error in the box score, but Giants fans will never forget this one

angels.ocregister.com
 
2012-09-20 01:30:29 AM  

BobNesta420: It wasn't an error in the box score, but Giants fans will never forget this one

[angels.ocregister.com image 300x254]


Are you referring to the 6-5 bullshiat game
 
2012-09-20 03:12:36 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: BobNesta420: It wasn't an error in the box score, but Giants fans will never forget this one

[angels.ocregister.com image 300x254]

Are you referring to the 6-5 bullshiat game


Giants up 5-0 in the 7th inning of game six, eight outs away from winning the 2002 World Series. Mr. Steroids bobbles a pop up fly ball which cost the Giants the game and the World Series.

I'm not a big baseball fan, but watching Mr. Roids f-up like that brought a special feeling of happiness to my heart.

All of the steroids Barry Bonds took over his career and how many championship rings did it get him?

None.

Nada.

Zilch.

Zero.

Couldn't have happened to a more classless loser.

That makes me happy.
 
2012-09-20 03:15:04 AM  

NeedleGuy: The All-Powerful Atheismo: BobNesta420: It wasn't an error in the box score, but Giants fans will never forget this one

[angels.ocregister.com image 300x254]

Are you referring to the 6-5 bullshiat game

Giants up 5-0 in the 7th inning of game six, eight outs away from winning the 2002 World Series. Mr. Steroids bobbles a pop up fly ball which cost the Giants the game and the World Series.

I'm not a big baseball fan, but watching Mr. Roids f-up like that brought a special feeling of happiness to my heart.

All of the steroids Barry Bonds took over his career and how many championship rings did it get him?

None.

Nada.

Zilch.

Zero.

Couldn't have happened to a more classless loser.

That makes me happy.


On a related note, I was at the game when he hit homers #71 and #72 the year previous.
 
2012-09-20 06:58:44 AM  
Before I RTFA, I'm going to guess that Bill Buckner gets the top spot.
 
2012-09-20 07:02:03 AM  

Cybernetic: Before I RTFA, I'm going to guess that Bill Buckner gets the top spot.


Damn. He was #2.
 
2012-09-20 07:57:00 AM  
The Leon Durham one still stings. Between he and Rhyno, the right side of the infield was usually impenetrable.
 
2012-09-20 10:18:00 AM  
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Tony Fernández and his .992 fielding percentage shouldn't even be on the list.

/damn you mesa, damn you to hell
 
2012-09-20 10:21:36 AM  
Pretending your team is the Brooklyn Dodgers. I'm looking at you, Mets.
 
2012-09-20 10:42:46 AM  
I'm still pissed about Jeffrey Maher. Cost Eddie and Cal another shot at the series!
 
2012-09-20 11:41:27 AM  

WinoRhino: 2. Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series
2. Bob Stanley's Wild Pitch in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series


THIS. When Buckner made the error the game was tied. Even if he makes the play it doesn't mean they win in extra innings.
 
2012-09-20 01:55:01 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: NeedleGuy: The All-Powerful Atheismo: BobNesta420: It wasn't an error in the box score, but Giants fans will never forget this one

[angels.ocregister.com image 300x254]

Are you referring to the 6-5 bullshiat game

Giants up 5-0 in the 7th inning of game six, eight outs away from winning the 2002 World Series. Mr. Steroids bobbles a pop up fly ball which cost the Giants the game and the World Series.

I'm not a big baseball fan, but watching Mr. Roids f-up like that brought a special feeling of happiness to my heart.

All of the steroids Barry Bonds took over his career and how many championship rings did it get him?

None.

Nada.

Zilch.

Zero.

Couldn't have happened to a more classless loser.

That makes me happy.

On a related note, I was at the game when he hit homers #71 and #72 the year previous.


I remember the mighty Barry Bonds looking like a little leaguer at the plate against Bobby Jones (the right-handed white one) in the playoffs back in ... sheesh, '99 maybe?

I'm not sure Jones ever topped 90 MPH on any pitch, too.
 
2012-09-21 01:13:01 PM  
no jeremy giambi? that play alone led to a derek jeter career highlight, a career-altering injury for jermaine dye, and another devastating blow to the most talented, youngest, steroidiest team of the early 2000's

The error would have been on the ump, who missed the call. Giambi was safe. Then Thom Brennaman flipped his farking lid, and the legend of the flip play was born.

One of the worst moments of my life.
 
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