Bill Buckner Comes Back To Boston For First Pitch

Two World Series titles in four years is apparently enough to allow Bill Buckner to make a safe return to Boston.

Bill Buckner Red Sox first pitch

(Wonder what country this is taking place in?)

The scourge of the ‘86 Series against the Mets was on hand Tuesday to throw out the first pitch in the Red Sox’s home opener. It was reportedly the first time Buckner was back at Fenway since 1997, when he was a coach with the Chicago White Sox.

And how did the Sawx supporters react to Bill’s appearance?

(Video after the jump.)

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Blog-A-Roni: Free Dances For Super Bowl Champs

• CONSTRUDA saves their singles, as a New York strip club is offering free lap dances for the Super Bowl champion Giants.

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• Now that collegiate coffins have been okayed, EVERY DAY SHOULD BE SATURDAY offers up suggestions for scholastic-themed sex toys.

• THE BIZ OF BASKETBALL talks trash, as Steve Nash will be wearing Nike’s new recycled shoe.

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Blog-O-Rama: Greg Oden Sells Himself Quite Well

• LARRY BROWN SPORTS would buy anything Greg Oden was selling, based on his performance in this ESPN The Magazine ad:

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• WAGGLE ROOM swings over news that the Australian Women’s Open is in financial trouble.

Maria Sharapova Ana Ivanovic glamor shots

Maybe they should take a cue from the other Aussie Women’s Open.

• DC SPORTS BOG takes a hair-raising look at the Patriots’ playoff beards.

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Baby Giraffe in Boston Zoo Named In Honor of World Series Champ Red Sox

GIRAFFE BORN IN BOSTON ZOO NAMED AFTER WS CHAMPS: What better way to cap off a championship season than to have a baby giraffe named after you:

Giraffe Boston Sox

(Which way to Toys-R-Us?)

WBZ-TV reports Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo named the long-neck newborn “Sox”, in honor of the baseball team’s World Series sweep.Although the giraffe was born after Game 1, zoo officials decided to hold off on naming the babe until after the Series, fearing it would be a jinx on the club’s chances.

After enduring 86 years of the Curse of the Bambino, we’re sure David Ortiz & crew could have held off any giraffe jinx.

Goat Bill Buckner

Now that the Red Sox have claimed two MLB titles in the past four years, maybe the zoo can stop naming their goats Bill Buckner and their jackasses Bucky Dent.