Listen: Boston Red Sox, Bill Buckner, Red Sox Magazine discussed on Glenn Beck
"The best days of the you are these school days at McCoy, and we've got another one here starting at about twenty minutes or so Los oxen, the Lehigh valley iron fix Kevin up overcast, but temperatures getting up near sixty should be in the mid sixties by the time the afternoon hits, and we've got the ticket starter Kyle hearts, beginning to warm up a little run here, Suarez of left-handers throwing today here from Okoye Josh our Mike, Monico poss-, steam, president, Dr Charles Steinberg is in the house, and he is great. To see is as always great to see you both at Semple. It's a good day for morning Mace ball. You know. And it is actually quite nice. It doesn't matter that there's some clouds above the temperature's good. It's dry and there's a great sound in the ballpark already. Because one day it's a completely different sound in the ballpark, it is. It's more high-pitched sound that we like it's, it's like a gigantic kid's birthday. Bharti a good wag. It's a company of the noises here. Let's get to tomorrow. We've got a huge weekend coming up Tibo, and the Syracuse abets will be in town. And we've also got a first round draft choice of doing Lind. Patriots is going to be here signing some autographs down at the fan center. That's Nikiel, Harry, you know, there's this pattern when we had Tim Tibo here opening opening day. We, we had a patriot here embrace him. Now, we're now, those Matthew Slater. Now he's coming back. We've got a future patriot. So we we understand that we're near Foxborough. We're in the heart of patriots territory were very supportive. One of my favorite promotions. We did was when, when it was a hot issue was keep your paws off our quarterback. That was. I still have that t shirt, but we, we want to be supportive of all of our partners in sports, you know, with the patriots Bruins the south force, the reds have. But I think having a young football player here is the first round pick. It just adds another dimension to your experience at the ballgame. Lila baseball. That's my centerpiece. That's my core. But, but if we could expand baseball's reach and get more people to come in try a ballgame come back to a ball game. And remember how beautiful it looks? We're looking at a gorgeous scene right now. It's a gorgeous field with a gorgeous. Series of rainbow colors. The outfield fence. It's the ball. So if a football player brings you to the game that that's fine. Dr Charles changing, topics here Monday was tough news for a lot of Red Sox baseball fans. When word broke about the death of Bill Buckner passing away after a battle with Lewy body dementia. Curious from your vantage point. What your interactions were like with him and also just your thoughts and your involvement with the two thousand eight moment, which is so cathartic when he came back to Fenway to throw a first pitch. Well, let's see. It's question. How do I tell us choices? Thankfully, which is my name. My challenge. When we were in the two thousand four World Series, we started thinking about what legends you would have them Bob. Low bell whom everybody knows from WBZ channel four had said, what if you have a Bill, Russell, Bobby ORR, and we did know what great patriot would be at that time? There wasn't an obvious one Tom Brady was really. Is failures. And you know, we're talking about Bill Butler. Okay. Well, you're not gonna back Bill Buckner unless you. So opening day two thousand five we did have these great legendary sports when you turn the clock ahead to two thousand seven World Series. And that's when we did invite Bill Buckner, and we traded voicemails with them. Because he was going to the first pitch. Either game six or game seven. And, and maybe, maybe I still save that smell somewhere when. But, you know, we the, the team at other ideas of cited to sweep the Rockies so there was no game six gapes avid, and that's why the idea floated. All the way to opening day, two thousand eight and landed then and I had gone, I had left the Red Sox after the two thousand seven championship had to go to Los Angeles Dodgers, at my partner, and all of those elaborate ceremonies that we do supplement overdue at at Fenway park. Sara McKenna she continued to carry the ball. And I know she was thrilled that not only that they had Bill Buckner, but the ovation was great now that was not his first returns, and it was not the first grade ovation when he had come back to the Boston Red Sox in nineteen ninety he got a great ovation. Nobody denies that. He was a wonderful die. It's just unfortunate, perhaps unfair. But you just somehow bullet point the punching bags. You know, through the years of Red Sox torment had. So you don't tell the whole story of what happened to game sixty eight sixty just go back. And we speak shorthand so often society today it baseball. That. That's what made the fortunate punchy back. But as a gentleman he was always beloved. And so for him to get back great ovation in two thousand eight with the Red Sox have not won their second world championships. Yeah. I think that was cathartic for everybody. But maybe a reminder fans these are not bad people. These are not people Goblets. You know, he's a it was a wonderful gentleman by all accounts. I only traded voice never showed hand, which I'm sad to say, but I'm proud to say that we did have that chain so that he knew that it two thousand seven he would've been. Stone ceremonial first pitch on six or seven. Dr Charles Stanford law SOX team president kind enough to join us here. The pre-game show, we'll get some more of the weekend promotions in a moment. You talk about Bill Buckner. We think so much about the Red Sox. He had such a great career. They're playing the Yankees spend away this weekend. Get a four game series at Yankee Stadium. And you spend a lot of time. Watching Red Sox Yankees guests over the course of your career. What is this series mean at any time, whether it's April, may or of course, later September just us saying, just you saying it fills me with this excitement. One of my favorite things would be to take the Acela on a Friday afternoon from Boston to New York to take the train and, and just Merced myself, a non Asli in New York for a weekend. The Red Sox Yankees, you're no responsibilities. Nobody definitely to orchestrate any. Ceremony stay. They don't do elaborate things like that often. So it's proven proper, but I remember on a train and the conductor walks down the aisle, older gentlemen, a little bit stern tickets digits. Get my ticket night. My Red Sox media guide to work. What's that? I explained what I did. This is a train between Boston and New York school either way. And he goes. I've been waiting all my life to see that win. I won't live to see the day walks off. You realize that actually went, well, it was a Red Sox nine this was in two thousand four. It November of two thousand four we've fulfilled a promise to a group of fans who live in southeastern Connecticut, and New York blowhards. They're Red Sox fans who live in enemy territory how we took the trophy. But you tell that it was the trophy was in big black and silver case. We. His big case on the train and down the aisle, walks tobacco sees that we're using this oversights case to use up all the luggage. Can't that they're they looks at me. Looks at the case looks at me. It's the same. Is that what I think it is? It is he said, can I see it? I mean this man who was calling seventy became twelve as he cradled the trophy, we took a picture of it. And we took a picture of everyone else on the train hold the trophy that to that was fine. And we put one of the photos of him on the cover of the two thousand five. April addition of Red Sox magazine, a whole, mosaic of people holding the Jovi, and we have made them to come to the game, covering my son. Yes. So this, this budget was reduced to his child again, at many years, later later, I met a gentleman, and he said. I know who you are. Thank you. He said. Larry sour as that. He said he was trained. He said when he met, you, he told you he thought he'd never lived to see the day he said, that's because he had Kimia and he didn't have long to live. He said he passed away the next year but not 'til after took his son opening day and saw his picture of the cover of Red Sox banks. So Red Sox Yankees fills everyone with motion. Because as with everything about the Red Sox. It's personal. Personal. Everyone has their stories. And when, when I did leave to go to the dodgers had, I stayed. That was what I was going to suggest for a slogan MAC year. Red Sox baseball. It's person it is. And it is the faucets, everybody has their stories where they were eight years old. This is where they were seventeen years old. This is they sat on that berm. You know, there's a wave of nostalgia that this week this year, it's bitter. Sweet. You know, but it's we're finding the people are really coming out here and passing on the stories to the next generation. We'll have more with Dr Charles when we come back as a catch down to a first pitch between Lehigh valley in Pawtucket on the pre-game show here in the PawSox radio network.."