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New York Mets Channel Bill Buckner, Blow Late Lead To Royals With Error

If the New York Mets closed out all the games they should have in the World Series, they’d be up 3-1 against the Kansas City Royals. But alas, it’s never that easy. In the 8th inning, the Mets had an 83 percent chance of winning the game. Here's the Win Probability chart from last night's game. — FanGraphs Baseball (@fangraphs...
Via Gamedayr
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Buckner, Chris Webber Among Athletes Haunted By Memorable Chokes (Videos)

Remember the last time the New York Mets won a World Series? Well, Boston Red Sox fans and Bill Buckner sure do. Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series is a memorable sports moment, but it is also one that has haunted Red Sox fans and Buckner ever since. That was far from the only performance that has haunted an athlete forever, though. From Wilt Chamberlain to Greg...
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

For the love of Bartman (and Bucker) root against the Cubs

Bill Foley (Foles74)Contributing Writer I was thinking about cheering for the Cubs this postseason for one reason: Marty McFly. In the movie “Back to the Future Part II,” which came out in 1989, McFly showed us, thanks to Doc’s time machine, that the Cubs finally win the World Series in 2015. How cool would it be if the movie got that right? Sure, the flick was way off...
Via RedSoxLife
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Today Ranked Michigan’s Botched Punt As The Worst Play In Sports History

There’s no doubt that Michigan’s botched punt this past Saturday was one of the most poorly timed mistakes in sports in recent memory. But is it the worst play in sports history? According to USA Today’s Mike Foss, it was. Monday, Foss, who writes for For The Win, ranked the 20 worst plays in sports history. Michigan’s blunder was No. 1, ahead of Bill Buckner’s error in...
Via College Spun
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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
September 08, 2015  |  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

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

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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