Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully recently sat down with GQ Magazine’s Daniel Riley, who you can follow on twitter @danielvriley. Rather than the traditional interview format, Riley instead has Scully revisit some of his greatest calls. Among them Don Larsen’s Perfect Game, Sandy Koufax’ Perfect Game, Hank Aaron’s 715th Home Run, Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series Home Run, Bill Buckner’s error and more. It’s pure awesomeness. Check it out via the story link below.
It’s been nearly 25 years since Bill Buckner let a ball roll through his legs in the World Series helping allow the New York Mets to steal a pennant away from the Boston Red Sox. Since then everywhere Buckner goes he gets to hear about it. He’s been able to make somewhat a living off his infamy appearing at autograph shows and making assorted appearances, that in all honesty probably would not have happened had he not made the error, so life is not all bad. In the story Washington Times columnist Jason Black talks about being on the road with Buckner at an Oklahoma City minor league stadium autograph stop and seeing all of the crap that was thrown his way by the fans during the appearance. It’s a very good read and shows just how patient of a man Buckner is.
Road tripping with Bill Buckner — Washington Times
In an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, the independent league Brockton Rox will sell an $80 Hot Dog starting on July 23rd which happens to be National Hot Dog Day. The dog will be a half pounder, deep fried and rolled in truffle oil, coated with porcini dust, sprinkled with white truffle shavings, and topped with creme fraiche, caviar and fresh roe. The previous record for most expensive hot dog is $69 at the New York City restaurant Serendipity 3. On the field, the Rox are managed by former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner.
UPDATE: They only sold two of the hot dogs. Link contains a picture of the hotdog.