The Boys of Summer: Kenya Edition

I should probably save this for October (or are they playing it in December these days; I haven’t been keeping up…) when World Series fever (low-grade these days) hits the country again. But these boys of summer seem to be having too much fun reenacting this fateful series of moments leading up to the mind-numbing boner made by the boy of summer pictured above, an experience which I can’t imagine having been much fun at all.



  1. So, Buckner can’t even go to Africa to escape the disgrace. I guess he had borderline Hall of Fame numbers for his career, but he can’t even go to Africa and live the penetential life of a medical missionary without the shame following right behind. Howl, howl, howl, howl.

    Funniest thing ever, thanks.

  2. I don’t know if I’ve ever rejoiced over someone’s failure more than I did over that event. Of course, I was 13 years old at the time. And God got me back with Norwood.

    • Which Superbowl (along with nine other Best NYFBG Games Ever) I gave to my sons for their birthday.

      Don’t worry, though, I won’t force you to watch it during your visit!

      Hee hee!


  3. Churchill says

    Anyone ever had tea at the Met?

  4. No, but I had chow mein at Lee Ho Fuks.

  5. Churchill says

    Well, as someone said to the vicar.

  6. Churchill says

    Hey, I didn’t think think through that last comment, which you could remove please.

  7. Churchill says

    It gets spoilt in the telling.

  8. That is a great article. Anybody interested in the Buckner story (and what sports fan isn’t?) should start here. Thanks, JOB!

  9. notrelatedtoted says

    I read an anecdote somewhere where Buckner got pretty upset when some kid wanted him to sign a picture of him missing that grounder. Really, could you blame him? People never mention that the Sox went on to lose Game 7.

    I have a baseball card of Buckner from the following season wearing an Angels uniform. The significance didn’t really hit me until I found it a few years ago…

    • There’s also a picture hanging aroundthe internet showing Buckner wearing a wrist brace with the insignia of his last team – and I’m not making this up – the Chicago Cubs!

      Thus, the double curse!


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