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Fenway
04-08-2008, 07:58 PM
The best part of Opening Day at Fenway was this

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2008/04/08/1207682102_7279-1.jpg

It is very hard to operate a camera when you are crying :whiner:

just a wonderful moment......and again as I have stated here often....true Red Sox fans never blamed him....he was the first creation of the 'Curse of Bristol'

Bill got the biggest ovation of the day

Stanley was second

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2008/04/08/1207683253_6847-1.jpg

Irishsox1
04-08-2008, 08:25 PM
The guy who should be considered the goat is Calvin Shiraldi and nobody mentions him. The guy also sucked in game 7.

Medford Bobby
04-08-2008, 08:35 PM
Still, the ceremony should have had Dave Stapleton on deck, just in case!!:angry:

Fenway
04-08-2008, 08:50 PM
The guy who should be considered the goat is Calvin Shiraldi and nobody mentions him. The guy also sucked in game 7.

Rich Gedman was the goat and he knew it. He drank himself out of the game over it.

Today he is sober and is a manager in the CanAm League.

Today was one of the best days of my life
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2008/04/08/1207681701_0376-1.jpg

Medford Bobby
04-08-2008, 08:55 PM
Actually I'm sorry I did not tape the ceremonies on NESN. I saw the special programming listed on the Dish grid, but ..........:whiner:

Fenway
04-08-2008, 09:01 PM
Between the Boston Pops, Carly Simon sing TMOTTBG , Steven Tyler singing God Bless America and Neil Diamond on the scoreboard it was a special day.

and the Kitties look awful

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2008/04/08/red_sox_home_opener_a_success_all_around/

manders_01
04-08-2008, 09:25 PM
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2008/04/08/1207683253_6847-1.jpg

**** me that's alotta hardware! :o:

TheOldRoman
04-08-2008, 10:03 PM
http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Globe_Photo/2008/04/08/1207683253_6847-1.jpg
It is ridiculous and arrogant to have the Stanley Cup there considering the Bruins haven't won it since 1972. The NHL shouldn't have allowed it to happen. Not a big fan of the NBA trophy either (since it is 22 years old), but the Celts have won 16, so it is ok.

Oh, and why didn't the Pats show off their most recent prize, the Lamar Hunt trophy?:D:

Fenway
04-08-2008, 10:13 PM
It is ridiculous and arrogant to have the Stanley Cup there considering the Bruins haven't won it since 1972. The NHL shouldn't have allowed it to happen. Not a big fan of the NBA trophy either (since it is 22 years old), but the Celts have won 16, so it is ok.

Oh, and why didn't the Pats show off their most recent prize, the Lamar Hunt trophy?:D:

The NHL right now would bring Stanley to the opening of a bowling alley if invited. Seriously after Buckner, Orr and Stanley got the biggest cheer. This will always be a hockey town.

Grzegorz
04-09-2008, 04:43 AM
This will always be a hockey town.

The Bill Buckner ovation was class by definition.

That's what I love about Boston; their love for the greatest game on the planet.

Boston is king of the hill when it comes to its history, seafood, and beer.

MISoxfan
04-09-2008, 05:39 AM
The Bill Buckner ovation was class by definition.

That's what I love about Boston; their love for the greatest game on the planet.

Boston is king of the hill when it comes to its history, seafood, and beer.

Portland?? I've never been to Boston but I can see how they could make a good case :redneck.

Corlose 15
04-09-2008, 05:41 AM
It is ridiculous and arrogant to have the Stanley Cup there considering the Bruins haven't won it since 1972. The NHL shouldn't have allowed it to happen. Not a big fan of the NBA trophy either (since it is 22 years old), but the Celts have won 16, so it is ok.

Oh, and why didn't the Pats show off their most recent prize, the Lamar Hunt trophy?:D:


Tell me about it. Full of yourselves much Boston.:rolleyes:

Man, am I starting to hate that city.

Railsplitter
04-09-2008, 06:06 AM
Rich Gedman was the goat and he knew it. He drank himself out of the game over it.



I agree on the passed ball. It tied the game a put a runner on second.

Interesting fact: all unjustly maligned ballplayers in who "cost" teams a pennant or World Series played either for or against a New York team.

itsnotrequired
04-09-2008, 06:08 AM
Was the game a sellout?

Viva Medias B's
04-09-2008, 07:07 AM
Was the game a sellout?

Is the Pope Catholic?

itsnotrequired
04-09-2008, 07:41 AM
Is the Pope Catholic?

I don't really follow organized religion.

BeviBall!
04-09-2008, 07:45 AM
As if we needed a dozen more reasons to hate that team, city, people, etc.

moochpuppy
04-09-2008, 07:47 AM
Seriously after Buckner, Orr and Stanley got the biggest cheer. This will always be a hockey town.

To bad the Bruins don't know that. :rolleyes:

moochpuppy
04-09-2008, 07:48 AM
As if we needed a dozen more reasons to hate that team, city, people, etc.

Boston is the new New York.

fquaye149
04-09-2008, 08:08 AM
I agree on the passed ball. It tied the game a put a runner on second.

Interesting fact: all unjustly maligned ballplayers in who "cost" teams a pennant or World Series played either for or against a New York team.

I can't think of too many Yankees goats. Maybe A-Rod.

There's Merkle, though, I suppose, with the Giants. He was justly maligned.

ode to veeck
04-09-2008, 08:49 AM
The best part of Opening Day at Fenway was this



who's this guy? (I don't recognize him without his eye liner). Bill was one heck of a hitter in his day, I forget how many 200 hit years he strung in a row, but he will always be remembered for the grounder between the legs.

moochpuppy
04-09-2008, 10:03 AM
who's this guy? (I don't recognize him without his eye liner). Bill was one heck of a hitter in his day, I forget how many 200 hit years he strung in a row, but he will always be remembered for the grounder between the legs.

Buckner only had two seasons where he reached 200 hits....1982 Cubs(201 hits, age 32) and 1985 Red Sox (201 hits, age 35).

PatK
04-09-2008, 10:07 AM
As if we needed a dozen more reasons to hate that team, city, people, etc.

No kidding.

I've never seen a city go from likeable people to the most annoying assclowns in the country so fast.

hi im skot
04-09-2008, 10:15 AM
I don't really follow organized religion.


:rolling:

credefan24
04-09-2008, 10:15 AM
Maybe because its fans insist on posting on Chicago message boards? Never understood that.

:scratch:

"Red Sox Nation." :rolleyes:

hi im skot
04-09-2008, 10:21 AM
Maybe because its fans insist on posting on Chicago message boards? Never understood that.

Seriously though, posts like this never get old.

credefan24
04-09-2008, 10:27 AM
Success! :D:

cards press box
04-09-2008, 10:43 AM
and the Kitties look awful

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2008/04/08/red_sox_home_opener_a_success_all_around/

In a way, doesn't the Tigers' slow start tend to show just how valuable Curtis Granderson is on offense and defense?

Madscout
04-09-2008, 10:55 AM
In a way, doesn't the Tigers' slow start tend to show just how valuable Curtis Granderson is on offense and defense?

Since his replacement didn't produce or anything.

VeeckAsInWreck
04-09-2008, 10:59 AM
In a way, doesn't the Tigers' slow start tend to show just how valuable Curtis Granderson is on offense and defense?

Yeah but Granderson doesn't come out to pitch in relief either does he?

ode to veeck
04-09-2008, 12:13 PM
Buckner only had two seasons where he reached 200 hits....1982 Cubs(201 hits, age 32) and 1985 Red Sox (201 hits, age 35).

boy was I off there, high soft error rate

Southsider101
04-09-2008, 05:56 PM
When are the Cubs going to honor Leon Durham for his heroics in the 1984 NLCS?

harwar
04-10-2008, 05:27 AM
I was surprised to see Buckner out there without body armor.
I mean talk about hypocrisy .. Bill Buckner had more death threats than Salman Rushdie.

Fenway
04-10-2008, 11:03 AM
I was surprised to see Buckner out there without body armor.
I mean talk about hypocrisy .. Bill Buckner had more death threats than Salman Rushdie.

That simply isn't true

Try finding a tape of fenway fans booing Buckner.....it doesn't exist

Buckner got the biggest ovation in the 87 and 90 home opener.....

It was the media not the fans that hounded him

harwar
04-11-2008, 05:02 AM
That simply isn't true

Try finding a tape of fenway fans booing Buckner.....it doesn't exist

Buckner got the biggest ovation in the 87 and 90 home opener.....

It was the media not the fans that hounded him

Debating you(of all people) on red sox history is ludicrous.
However;Even though I haven't been to Fenway Park in 20 years i did live in mass for a time and i remember the anger directed toward the guy in so many offhand remarks.
It stands out in my fading memories only because i always thought it terribly unfair.
I can't help but wonder if Bill Buckner would have still been standing out there if the red sox had not won 2 world championships recently to calm their ire.
It is amazing,is it not,how winning will make everything ok.

Fenway
04-11-2008, 09:04 AM
Debating you(of all people) on red sox history is ludicrous.
However;Even though I haven't been to Fenway Park in 20 years i did live in mass for a time and i remember the anger directed toward the guy in so many offhand remarks.
It stands out in my fading memories only because i always thought it terribly unfair.
I can't help but wonder if Bill Buckner would have still been standing out there if the red sox had not won 2 world championships recently to calm their ire.
It is amazing,is it not,how winning will make everything ok.

Buckner was NEVER booed at Fenway...ever

http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/galleries/frontpage04092008.jpg

AZChiSoxFan
04-11-2008, 09:18 AM
Debating you(of all people) on red sox history is ludicrous.
However;Even though I haven't been to Fenway Park in 20 years i did live in mass for a time and i remember the anger directed toward the guy in so many offhand remarks.
It stands out in my fading memories only because i always thought it terribly unfair.
I can't help but wonder if Bill Buckner would have still been standing out there if the red sox had not won 2 world championships recently to calm their ire.
It is amazing,is it not,how winning will make everything ok.

I'm with Fens on this one. I remember the fact that Buckner was cheered loudly at Fenway Park during the 87 season. Obviously, that was before the two titles in 04 and 07.

Totally agree with Fens that the supposed Buckner hate was yet another great creation of the wonderful media in this country.

fquaye149
04-11-2008, 10:18 AM
Buckner was NEVER booed at Fenway...ever

http://multimedia.heraldinteractive.com/images/galleries/frontpage04092008.jpg

I hope that headline refers to Buckner being somehow gracious enough to forgive Red Sox fans for being the most reprehensible, ignorant dirtbags known to man.

Certainly he has nothing to be forgiven for, unless you count taking the blame for a stupid manager and a lousy reliever to the extent that your children receive death threats as a transgression that requires forgiveness...

harwar
04-11-2008, 04:09 PM
Buckner was NEVER booed at Fenway...ever



Continuing our melancholy journey into Bill Buckner's past ..

So for the sake of clarity i can tell you that i never said Buckner was booed at Fenway.
It was in the dark and dreary ale houses and bars that the aforementioned negative comments were being freely thrown around.

Sox
04-12-2008, 04:48 PM
As if we needed a dozen more reasons to hate that team, city, people, etc.

Yeah isn't it an ironic twist when the fans of Boston were felt sorry for because of their hapless teams like the Red Sauks, but now have become more hated than the Yankees and their fans. Go figure.:stooges::lol:

Railsplitter
04-12-2008, 09:23 PM
I can't think of too many Yankees goats. Maybe A-Rod.

There's Merkle, though, I suppose, with the Giants. He was justly maligned.

Merkle may have not touched second, but had other players in similar situations never done the same, he would never have done so. Firthermore, the ball Evers had was not the one that had been hit, therefore not a live ball.

Firthermore, Giants skipper John McGraw, who was hard-ass even by the standars of the time, never blamed Merkle.

fquaye149
04-13-2008, 08:55 AM
Merkle may have not touched second, but had other players in similar situations never done the same, he would never have done so. Firthermore, the ball Evers had was not the one that had been hit, therefore not a live ball.

Firthermore, Giants skipper John McGraw, who was hard-ass even by the standars of the time, never blamed Merkle.

I take it back--New York fans have never justly blamed anyone :)

Fenway
04-13-2008, 09:29 AM
We can not forget Fred Snodgrass. He made an error in the 1912 World Series and was never forgiven.

When he died in 1974 his obit in the NY TIMES read

"Fred Snodgrass, 86, Dead; Ball Player Muffed 1912 Fly."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Snodgrass

PeteWard
04-13-2008, 04:16 PM
When will the Dibber throw out the 1st pitch for THE Sox?

WizardsofOzzie
04-13-2008, 04:25 PM
**** me that's alotta hardware! :o:
We've seen better
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4182/trophies050217ot4.jpg

Sigh, those were the days

No kidding.

I've never seen a city go from likeable people to the most annoying assclowns in the country so fast.
Absolutely. I remember rooting for the Red Sox in 04, and in just a few years they've become one of my least favorite teams in any sport

Ziggy S
04-13-2008, 07:45 PM
http://www.stormclad.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3873

Rationalize this one, Fens.

Railsplitter
04-13-2008, 07:49 PM
We can not forget Fred Snodgrass. He made an error in the 1912 World Series and was never forgiven.

When he died in 1974 his obit in the NY TIMES read

"Fred Snodgrass, 86, Dead; Ball Player Muffed 1912 Fly."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Snodgrass

The irony is that Snodgrass made a running catch on the next batter's fly ball.

TommyJohn
04-13-2008, 10:05 PM
http://www.stormclad.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3873

Rationalize this one, Fens.

Well, some people just love to wallow in misery.