If you’re from Massachusetts, you understand this already.
Today, a colleague, Janice, mentioned these names together in the same sentence and I thought it was brilliant. If you watched Game 6, then you know that the Sox had basically already lost it by the time the ball went through his legs down the first base line. So, so many things had gone wrong already… but his face became The Face of that particular loss.
Twenty four years later, another stunning loss. And by the time Tuesday night rolled around, so, so many things had gone wrong already… but her face has become The Face of it all.
History, for many years, was not kind to Bill Buckner. But time and two Series victories have had a way of making most of us reconsider. Martha Coakley, who has served well in many ways, will likely receive public clemency also. But it will probably take some time.