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