Bill Buckner Lives Forever

Photo by Craig Johnson, San Diego, CA (Wikimedia Commons)

Buckner will live forever in the sports equivalent of the Zapruder film: a minute or so of grainy video that you can mine for every nuance, every grisly detail.

It’s the stuff of Greek myth. Buckner is trapped on a two minute replay, doomed to forever come undone, frame by harrowing frame, before our very eyes. Want to see a man fail, utterly and absolutely, to witness the end of something? Watch this. Then run it back to make him whole again. Sisyphus at first base.

English Professor. Author of "Conspiracy of One," a small book of short stories, and “The Coward," a collection of essays.

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