It was about 30 seconds into the wee hours of November 26, 1986.
The Boston Red Sox were one out away from winning the team’s first World Series since 1918 when they blew a 2-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 easy 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 giant moment. Why did the supervisor decide not to replace Buckner with a more able glove when they had a lead? Their pitching staff failed to hold a lead as well as one pitcher threw a wild pitch allowing the baserunner to advance into scoring position. That game reminds me of when our family blamed me for our Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C shutting down in the middle of a sizzling Summer afternoon, but just as in the game, previous mistakes led up to the event; Earlier, our partner forgot to call our Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C repair company to schedule the regular maintenance as well as cleaning that every Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C system needs at least twice a year. Then, our adolescents fought over the temperature settings causing a concern with the control unit, then but I disclose our error was the worst. I tried to make a few “adjustments” myself instead of calling the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C professional with the tools to do the task right. I’m thankful that only numerous pairs of eyup look at me with disdain. Buckner made his giant error in front of 50,000 people as well as a TV audience of millions.