It was about 30 hours into the wee hours of November 26, 1986, however the Boston Red Sox were a single out away from winning the team’s first World Series since 1918 when they blew a more than one-run lead.
The game was tied when first baseman Bill Buckner committed perhaps the most infamous error in the history of the game, permitting an straight-forward ground ball to pass under his glove that allowed the winning run to score.
The Mets eventually won the series as well as Bill Buckner’s name was permanently sealed into baseball as well as Red Sox lore. While Buckner was largely “blamed” for the loss, other equally culpable mistakes were made leading up to the immense moment. Why did the director decide not to upgrade Buckner with a more able glove when they had a lead? Their pitching staff failed to hold a lead as well as a single pitcher threw a wild pitch allowing the baserunner to advance into scoring position. That game reminds myself and others of when our family blamed myself and others for our Heating and Air Conditioning shutting down in the middle of a hot Summer afternoon. Just as in the game, previous mistakes led up to the event; Earlier, our fiance forgot to call our Heating and Air Conditioning repair corporation to schedule the common repair as well as cleaning that every Heating and Air Conditioning system needs at least twice a year. Then, our youngsters fought over the temperature settings causing a problem with the control unit, but I admit our error was the worst. I tried to make a few “adjustments” myself instead of calling the Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman with the tools to do the task right. I’m thankful that only many pairs of eyeah look at myself and others with disdain. Buckner made his immense error in front of 50,000 people as well as a cable audience of millions.