Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Buckner Gets A Job...In Massachusetts

Nearly 25 years after one of the most famous mishaps in World Series history, Bill Buckner has a job in Massachusetts. They do say time heals all wounds but it took nearly 20 years for people in that state to forget about Buckner's gaffe in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Anyone that was around back then knows which play I'm talking about.

Buckner now has a job managing the Brockton Rox of the Independent League. Buckner says he excited to return to Massachusetts. I suppose he would now that the enormous monkey has been lifted off his back.
Rox president Chris Carminucci like Buckner's vast baseball knowledge and called it a "great day for the Rox". That's fine as long as he's not the one leading the fielding drills.

Personally I'm glad to see this is having a happy ending. I've always thought buckner got a raw deal. He wasn't the one that allowed the Mets to get in a position to win the game. Good luck Bill and maybe this can lead to something greater.

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