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(AZCentral)   Bill Buckner, hiding out in Idaho, hopes the Red Sox will win so militant fans will leave him and his family alone   ( azcentral.com) divider line
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2004-10-27 01:08:12 AM  
Bucker's error allowed the ~tying~ run to score, not the winning run. In game 6. Boston choked in game 7.

Its one of those urban legend / meme type things... once the public conciousness gets a hold of it, it just won't let go. Kind of like "WMD" and "Saddam Hussein" -- no logic, but people believe it.
2004-10-27 01:12:50 AM  
You're wrong Ubergrendle

The score was tied. His error allowed the WINNING run to score. See the link I posted above.
2004-10-27 01:30:20 AM  
damn straight, Xapter

if the bullpen didnt blow it as bad as they did, buckner would never have been forced into that position in the first place
2004-10-27 01:31:40 AM  
Somehow, somewhere, Steve Bartman sheds a silent tear....

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2004-10-27 01:55:27 AM  
No sweeter use of the ironic tag would be for the Sox to lose after having a 3-0 lead.

/yep. i jinxed it. :-P
2004-10-27 01:56:22 AM  
Is Scott Norwood hiding out with him?

Wide right!

/Giants fan.
2004-10-27 10:07:13 AM  
I was a huge Buckner fan while he was with the Dodgers, Cubs, and Red Sox. A great, pure hitter throughout his career, even on one leg.

It bothers me, though, that he has teamed up with Mookie to sell autographed pictures of his World Series error.

Nevetheless, harrassing the man and his family is reprehensible.
2004-10-27 10:21:10 AM  
While I realize the chances of it happening are slim to nil, I am, nonetheless, a fan.

2004-10-27 10:29:49 AM  

RE: take your own life

Maybe I was a little harsh on that.

No, you weren't.
2004-10-27 10:29:59 AM  
To those giving Buckner's family a hard time... Regardless of what happened during that game, it was Buckner on the field AND NOT HIS FAMILY!!!!!

Some people really take this crap too seriously. I have a friend that is Yankee's fan that, to say the least, is acting like a big baby. I have been rather mild in my exchanges re the Red Sox routing them because I know how he can be. He actually said "fark you" in one of our email exchanges. What can one expect from an attorney? Get over it already...
2004-10-27 10:32:56 AM  
So, how about putting in a defensive replacement? or was Buckner managing.

I think he should have made the play, but he was old and breaking down, with the lead, he shouldnt have been in there.
2004-10-27 10:35:14 AM  
2004-10-26 11:55:11 PM Peaceboy

"22" is my favorite number, too!! However, mine goes back to Mercury Morris of the Dolphins and their kick-ass team from, was it 1973 (when they went undefeated and won the Super Bowl)? I suppose it also helps that I was born the 22nd.

/kinda funny I bring up one of the Dolphins best seasons when today, they are sucking ass!/
2004-10-27 10:36:21 AM  
1972 was the perfect season
2004-10-27 10:47:58 AM  
Is Scott Norwood hiding out with him?

I thought his name was Nott Scorewood.
2004-10-27 10:55:30 AM  
Billy Buckner was a Cub, nuff said.
2004-10-27 11:07:26 AM  
Buckner was a great player. It's too bad he's remembered for that one miss. Mets would have won the game anyway. Straw was high as a kite.
2004-10-27 12:09:50 PM  
Any harrassment he still receives is from fools only. As already reported numerous times:

1) The game was already tied.

Not so frequently reported:

2) Buckner played for the Sox in 87 and was traded to the Angels mid way through the season. But, time heals all wounds - he came back and played his final games with the Sox, appearing on the opening day roster in 1990. He was greeted with a standing ovation when introduced - true Sox fans finally realizing he was not the reason for the 86 loss and acknowledging all he had done for them in '86 (hit .311 with 102 RBI's) - one of the main reasons they made the post season.
2004-10-27 01:00:37 PM  
Ahh, the good ole days. Back when the Mets were good and not driving me to Lexapro
2004-10-27 01:02:19 PM  
I didn't know Buckner also played for the Cubs. I mean, hasn't this guy suffered enough?
2004-10-27 01:20:13 PM  
Bill Buckner salary history:

Look what happens after 1986. Poor S.O.B. It was *one error*

1985 Boston Red Sox $747,500
1986 Boston Red Sox $785,000
1987 Boston Red Sox $366,667
1987 California Angels $62,500
1988 California Angels $400,000
1989 Kansas City Royals $400,00

/ source http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bucknbi01.shtml
2004-10-27 01:37:14 PM  
My theory: the curse has been lifted off the Sox and placed directly on the Texas Rangers (as if that really needed to be done). Sox were cursed for trading Ruth. Rangers are cursed for trading A-Rod, arguably the best player in baseball (although he slaps like a little biyatch).

/pays just enough attention to baseball to make ridiculous comparisons like this
2004-10-27 02:13:14 PM  
Apparently you don't pay quite enough attention! Babe Ruth was traded to the Yankees, and we all know how they ended up doing with him. The Rangers traded A-Rod and the Yankees ended up with the guy attempting to cheat (in the most girly way possible), getting caught, and killing a rally during the last gasp the Yankees had to avoid the worst collapse in postseason history.

/Love it every time I get to say that
2004-10-27 02:18:15 PM  

Boise State! W00000t! Hawaii you're going down next!

Nice to know Buckner's a fan, too.
2004-10-27 04:14:22 PM  
Bill Buckner =
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2004-10-27 05:10:18 PM  
A big part of the problem with Buckner has been his bitter attitude. He should lighten up, take it with a sense of humor, and stop selling 'the ball' over and over and over again. He should become part of the ceremonies, part of the soon-to-be history of forgiving, if not forgetting. Johnny Pesky totally blew the '46 Series and he is now the most beloved Red Sox ever.
2004-10-27 07:39:34 PM  
They won't forgive, and they won't forget. He made a mistake, and stupid fans won't let it go, never mind that they had another chance the next night -- the series was NOT over, there was another chance -- and the Sox blew it. People just focus in on Buckner because that ball going through his legs was so major. It's like Peal Harbor for some fans -- they know exactly where they were when it happened.

I feel bad for Bill Buckner, and wish him the best. The Sox have been farking it up for years before and after his wee mistake.
2004-10-27 08:04:22 PM  
He will be forgotten in a mere few hours -- as will the ridiculous 1918 / Curse talks --- does anyone realize that Babe Ruth left in 1920 NOT 1918? Why didn't they win the world series in 1919 with him on the team??? Annoying
2004-10-27 08:35:36 PM  
Buckner is a good guy, I haven't met him personally but from the account of others, they say he's a good guy. People need to let go of the past. Sports are life? In life you make mistakes.

You tards who say he should of gotten it...SHOW ME YOUR MLB CREDS!


Buckner =
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Boise State Football =
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2004-10-28 12:41:02 PM  
Idaho? No, YOUDAHO
2004-10-29 11:59:26 AM  
Fox 25 News in Boston aired an audio clip Friday morning of a telephone conversation w/ Bill buckner in reference to the "We forgive Bill Buckner" sign at Game 4.
He says that he is offended by the assumption that he did something that deserved forgiveness.
Yeah, like the routing gounder that went through your legs three and a half feet from first base which would have won game six and the series for Boston, that wasn't your fault?
F U, Buckner stay the hell away from Boston.
Your get out of jail free card is revoked.
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