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The difference between being bad and not winning

In a parallel universe, the Chicago Cubs aspire to become the Boston Red Sox, from enticing their former General Manager in Theo Epstein, to remodeling a relic of a ball yard the Red Sox Way. The similarities between the two storied franchises are striking. Both teams went decades between championships, with the Cubs currently at 106 years without a World Series title. Both teams...
Via The Sports Post
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ghost of Bill Buckner Lives at Sloan Park

Pinch-runner Roberto Caro scampered home with the game-winning run on an E-3 (ground ball scooted through first-baseman's legs in classic Bill Buckner fashion) with two outs in the bottom of the 9th, as the AZL Cubs edged the AZL Dodgers 2-1 in Arizona League action Wednesday night at Sloan Park In Mesa, AZ. LHP Manny Rondon (acquired from the Los Angeles Angels for catcher Rafael...
Via Cub Reporter
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Time for Red Sox Nation to join the Ride for Hope

Bill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing Writer Nobody does a pregame ceremony better than the Red Sox. Since the current ownership group took over the Red Sox in 2002, the team has been masterful at drawing tears and offering some inspiration before the first pitch at Fenway Park. Perhaps the best was at this year’s home opener when the Red Sox honored the courageous and inspirational...
Via RedSoxLife
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Fan Trolling Hard in a Bill Buckner Jersey

When I initially saw this Bill Buckner jersey the first thing I thought was what other random jerseys a Mets fan would potentially wear. Considering this game was in Pittsburgh I totally would have accepted a Bobby Bonilla or Oliver Perez Mets jersey. Oliver Perez gave the Mets a 4.71 ERA over 101 appearances for a cold $44 million. As for Bobby Bo, he’s getting paid $1.2...
Via Bacon Sports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston University goaltender Matt O’Connor pulled a Bill Buckner

Boston University goaltender Matt O’Connor pulled a Bill Buckner during college hockey’s National Championship game on Saturday night. O’Connor allowed Providence to tie the game with that one. They took the lead for good a few minutes later.Oofahs. [h/t Andrew Watson]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Monday’s home opener match Bill Buckner’s return?

Bill Foley (@foles74) Contributing Writer During the pregame ceremony of the 2008 Red Sox home opener, Bill Buckner emerged from under the giant American flag hanging over the Green Monster. Then slowly made his way to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to former teammate Dwight Evans.  (Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images) The 2007 Red Sox received their World...
Via RedSoxLife
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss 404 Page Features Infamous Bill Buckner Error

The web developer or editor responsible for this (horribly) genius 404 error page is most certainly a New York Mets fan. There is no excuse for any self-respecting Boston Red Sox fan to ever find humor in the biggest error in Boston sports history, even if it does make the perfect 404 page. Grady Little would have been a better choice. At least in that scenario, the error of leaving...
Via The Awesome Boston
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckner Bows Out As Cub Minors Hitting Coach

Bill Buckner And FN's Editor-In-ChiefFormer Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner has stepped down as a minor league hitting coach in the Chicago Cubs system. Said Buckner, "Just too much time away. My wife has put up with it for 30-something years." Buckner—a career .289 hitter over 22 seasons—had two stints with Boston. In his five total seasons in Carmine Hose, he hit .279 with...
Via FenwayNation
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Buckner Retires From Coaching To Spend More Time With Family

Former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner is officially hanging up the cleats. According to Brian Murphy of the Idaho Statesman, Buckner is stepping down as the Boise Hawks hitting coach.  Buckner spent two seasons with the Single-A club, working with some of the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects, but he has decided to step away from the game and spend more time with his family,...
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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