The 10th inning of Game 6 will forever be remembered as a low point in Boston sports history. But what if you could re-write history? WEEI wants to know what "Your Dream Ending to '86" would be.
Now you all remember game 6, right? Bottom of the 10th at Shea, score tied 5-5. Red Sox have a 3-2 series lead. With two outs, the Red Sox have blown a 5-3 lead thanks to Gary Carter and Kevin Mitchell. Now Ray Knight is on second, and Mookie Wilson at the plate. Wilson hits a slow dribbler to first base, which (in the immortal words of the late Bob Murphy) GETS BY BUCKNER! Knight scores from second and the Mets win, 6-5, evening the series 3-3.
Now, WEEI, in their own twisted way, wants to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest seasons that the Mets have ever had and give the Boston fans one chance to get their jollies as if they had won the Series that year. WHICH THEY DIDN'T. The station will select a winning entry from those e-mailed to the station and will re-create the final inning of the broadcast as if the ball had not gone by Buckner's legs.
Actually, there's a lot more to it than that.... the winner would have to craft a complete eleventh inning with Red Sox scoring and Mets failing to score to create a Sox win in the inning. So someone is going to have to do a lot of work to make the Sox win, if you are using Buckner's error as a launch pad.
So, in that spirit, we present the play to you, as it really happened. Vin Scully with the call. (But here's Murphy's call if you like that one instead.)
And screw you, WEEI, and your attempts at revisionist history.