Last Wednesday night, while pretty much all of my friends were watching the Boston Bruins win The Stanley Cup, Dale and I went to our first Brockton Rox game of the season. The stadium was pretty deserted, as one would expect on such a big night for local sports fans, but we still had a great time.
We drank beer and ate hot dogs.
We cracked up at the local score board, which generally reflects the score of a Red Sox game if they are playing at the same time as the Rox, but on this particular night the sign had been modified to post the score of the hockey game.
We watched the Rox play the best game we’ve seen them play in quite a few seasons, beating the other team soundly.
And we think the credit needs to go to this guy – someone we both admired greatly back in the day.
Yes, that’s Bill Buckner, former Red Sox, notably remembered for letting the ball go right between his legs during game six of the 1986 World Series.
I had such a crush on him back then. He’s still pretty cute and, while Dale hasn’t completely forgiven him for that play 25 years ago, I’m willing to overlook things if he can make the Rox play better.