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Boston Sports
« on: June 02, 2013, 07:25:50 AM »

While its always the RedSox and Bruins' games to loose, they are both doing pretty darn good right not. It makes it fun to watch right now.
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 09:27:42 AM »

Oh, where is your faith? They both came through with flying colors! :)
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 09:47:37 AM »

Both can still blow it big time.  Time will tell.  But I am hopeful.
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 01:52:38 PM »

Bill Buckner.

That is all.
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 07:34:39 PM »

I kept going back & forth between the Sox & Bruins last night. what an evening for Boston sports...
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 07:48:07 AM »

I kept going back & forth between the Sox & Bruins last night. what an evening for Boston sports...

What happened Al? Did you have to watch some hockey to wake you up and keep you from falling asleep during the baseball game?
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 04:05:52 PM »

have you been talking to my wife?
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 08:02:26 PM »

Bill Buckner.

That is all.

I have not watched a baseball game since that one, so I remember it very well.

Bill Buckner has been made a scapegoat for a game that was already lost.  When that ball went between his legs, the game was tied.  How did the game get tied?  It was not Bill Buckner's fault.

You may recall that the Red Sox were up by two runs, bottom of the 9th, with nobody on base, and two outs.  The Mets' billboard was flashing "CONGRATULATIONS RED SOX....WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!" 

The coach (John Macnamara) lost that game.  But if you need a player as a scapegoat then please watch the tape and the name "Bob Stanley" will figure prominently.   He was a mediocre pitcher who had one good year and got a fat contract that he never lived up to.  He was terrible in the clutch, and somehow Macnamara thought he was the go to guy with the series all but in the bag.  When his name was announced my father and I both stood up and shouted "BOB STANLEY?"

By the time Buckner made his error the tides had already turned.  Buckner was in the game for offense only; he had bad knees.  Why did Macnamara leave him in the game instead of playing a pinch fielder?   Macnamara is responsible for the biggest choke in baseball history, and somehow it is remembered as all Bill Buckner's fault.

Remember that even if Buckner had gotten the out, the game would have then gone into extra innings at Met's stadium. After blowing a two run, two out lead in the bottom of the ninth, I doubt the Sox could have pulled it off, just like they lost the next game (that I didn't watch since I knew they would lose)  and the series.

I do credit that game with giving me all that free time that I once wasted watching sports.
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013, 08:42:56 PM »

Nice play by play and analysis there eyebolter.
Although I never was much of a baseball fan, I was surrounded by a roomfull of true fanatics that day.
Can't say I've seen such stunned people.

And you're right- it wasn't really Buckner's fault.
But f**k it- I'm gonna blame him anyhow.
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013, 10:21:53 PM »

I believe the right name name is "Bill FUCKIN' BUCKNER",, has bben and always will be

and fuck the Penquins
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 08:45:24 AM »

WOW, what a game last night. I had hoped/figured that the Bruins would win, but never though the Penguins would collapse like that. still, it ain't over 'till its over folks...
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 10:22:13 AM »

Rat faced killa at his finest...

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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 01:26:14 PM »

Actually Ward, if you want a scapegoat his name is Calvin Schiraldi. Two outs in the 9th two strikes, one to go and he couldn't close out the game. I was already drinking the champagne, I seriously was. By the time the bottle was done the Sox were done as well.  I knew that night game 7 would be lost the next day. 
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 01:40:58 PM »

Actually Ward, if you want a scapegoat his name is Calvin Schiraldi. Two outs in the 9th two strikes, one to go and he couldn't close out the game. I was already drinking the champagne, I seriously was. By the time the bottle was done the Sox were done as well.  I knew that night game 7 would be lost the next day.


Yeah, Schiraldi deserved plenty of blame as well, but when Macnamara put Stanley in I knew it was over. How he could have looked over his options at the biggest decision of his coaching career and then picked Stanley is unbelievable.  I remember the announcer saying "I guess they don't want to use Roger Clemens as they want to rest him in case they need him tomorrow."   My Dad said "Rest?  He only needs one out and he can rest for the next frigging 100 years!"

Fortunately my Dad did get to see them win eventually.
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Re: Boston Sports
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2013, 04:22:11 PM »

I believe the right name name is "Bill FUCKIN' BUCKNER",, has bben and always will be

and fuck the Penquins

Us real old timers remembner Bucky fuckin' Dent
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