Is she really going out with him? Is she really gonna take him home tonight? Is she really going out with him? ‘Cause if my eyes don’t deceive me, there’s something going wrong around here. -Joe Jackson
Holy schnikies! I should have known something was up. I should have known it when Billy Buckner returned to the Red Sox in 1990 and received a rousing standing ovation from the Fenway Faithful. I should have known it when Billy Goat threw out the first pitch to Dewey Evans at the Sox home opener as they unfurled their 2007 World Series Championship Banner and received yet another rousing standing ovation from the Fenway Faithful. I should have. I didn’t. I certainly didn’t see this coming. I didn’t see Buckner being hired to manage the Brockton (Mass.) Rox, a team in the independent Can-Am League. Bill Buckner played for over twenty years in the bigs. Bill Buckner accumulated over 2700 career hits. In one fateful moment Bill Buckner ruined my life forever. Or at least until 2004. And now this? Now he’s the manager of a local ball club? Why it’s a travesty. It’s a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham. What’s next?