Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Buckner Throws Out First Pitch!
All is forgiven! Bill Buckner tossed out the first pitch and Hub heroes from championships - and Stanley Cups - past welcomed the Red Sox back home today for a ring-bearing, banner-raising opener.
The Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots sent titans of Boston titles - from Bill Russell and Bobby Orr to Tedy Bruschi - to mark the crisp-but-glorious day.
“It’s a privilege to be here,” said Chief Master Sgt. Bill LaPointe of the Mass Air National Guard, attending his first opening day. “You can tell the fans are fired up and having the world champions here is great.”
His fellow flyboys buzzed the park in F16s after the national Anthem.
Then, in a historic display of Fenway compassion, Bucker wiped away a tear and threw out the first pitch to former teammate Dwight Evans. It was a strike right across the plate for the now-exorcised goat of the 1986 World Series collapse.
SOURCE: Boston Herald
posted 4:36 PM