An anniversary...well, kind of
A week from today is the 20 year anniversary of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Also known as The Game Where the Ball Went through Bill Buckner's Legs and the Red Sox Didn't Win the World Series.
As a Mets fan, one of my earliest sports memories was watching Game 6 at home with my dad and brother (the Mets were playing at home, but there were no tickets for the Fraggle family), and Mookie hitting a slow grounder to first base. My dad cursed, knowing Wilson had hit into the third out. Except...he hadn't. The ball went through Buckner's legs, the Mets, who were trailing in the series 3-2, won Game 6, and then went on to win Game 7 at Shea, bringing them their second World Series championship.
Today, almost 20 years later, the Mets are down 3-2 in a playoff series, entering Game 6, to be played at Shea Stadium. And Game 7 will be at Shea as well, if there is a Game 7. I can only hope that history repeats itself.