Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Going on Twenty Years Later, Bill Buckner Still Can't Catch a Break


Which makes sense, given his inability to field routine grounders, heh heh.

This thing is going around the net like things do, so everybody probably knows about it already, but I'm posting about it anyway because I was a big fan of Billy Buckner when he was a Cub, about fifty million years ago. I've always felt somewhat sorry for the guy for making that error and getting so many death threats for it, which is easy for me to say, cuz I am no Boston fan by any means.

So what it is is, some dude used an old Nintendo video game to re-create the 10th inning of Game Six of the 1986 World Series between the Mets and BoSox -- pixelly featuring Buckner's famous klutzery -- which of course was much more significant for East Coast fans than us midwesternators here at CBRAT, but it's pretty entertaining anyway, if you've got broadband and a few spare minutes, and you are a nerd. It also includes the classic Vin Scully play-by-play audio, which is pretty nifty. Or not. I'm a baseball geek, so my judgment is suspect.

Click hyah for YouTube link

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