Cubs Jinx Sox! Buckner’s E Explained


So how did Buckner let that ball get through his legs? A revealing photo-investigation by our friends at UniWatch indicates that he was wearing a Chicago Cubs batting glove under his first baseman’s mitt.. Holy Crap! Did Bartman give it to him? Wow.

10 comments… add one
  • Uh, ever heard of Photoshop, YF? This has got to be a fake. 20 years later and this finally “comes to light”? Can Buckner please confirm?

    SF October 18, 2006, 12:07 pm
  • Well Uniwatch certainly seemed to do their research. Call me a skeptic.
    (and I always thought the reason the Red Sox blew it was because of Babe Ruth being sold, as opposed to a stupid batting glove. How come Dan Shaughnessy never thought of this?!)

    SF October 18, 2006, 12:10 pm
  • Not enough book sales, SF. Only 28 years of history to tarnish with that brush, instead of 86.

    Paul SF October 18, 2006, 12:12 pm
  • Typo. Eighteen years.

    Paul SF October 18, 2006, 12:15 pm
  • umm, the operative word in that sentence would lead someone to believe that Shaughnessy actually THINKS

    Brad October 18, 2006, 12:18 pm
  • a quick google image hunt has me believing that his glove had a circular logo strikingly similar to that of the cubbies.
    it might not be photoshopped.

    Yankee Fan In Boston October 18, 2006, 1:58 pm
  • Whether or not it is true, it is boring.

    Kazz October 18, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • I thought we forgave the poor guy.
    Guess maybe not all of us.

    Sean October 19, 2006, 10:51 am
  • So true, Kazz. I’m amazed how much I don’t really care whether or not Buckner was wearing the proper batting gloves. 2004 has changed everything …

    Paul SF October 19, 2006, 11:58 am
  • …even if 2004 hadn’t happened, buckner was persecuted unfairly by ALL of baseball [fans and media]…he was not the reason they lost…espn had a good “top 5 reasons you can’t blame…” show about it, and you really had to feel for the poor guy…as a yf i’ve played the “buckner card” with you guys before, and i may use it again, but i sincerely feel bad for him and his family, and i’m not proud of my teenie tiny part in perpetuating the myth that he was single-handedly responsible for continuing the losing streak…

    dc October 19, 2006, 3:07 pm

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