Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Kerry: There with BoSox in '86 ...

John Kerry says he was there when the Red Sox blew it in 1986:

According to an ESPN interview, Sen. John Kerry claimed to be just "30 yards away" from Bill Buckner's infamous error in game 6 of the 1986 World Series. That fateful game was held at Shea Stadium in New York on October 25, 1986.

However, thanks to a sleuthing Political Wire reader, a Boston Globe article (from the archive ) says Kerry was in Boston that night at a banquet:

After refilling my water bowl and letting me read her copy of the Post this morning, Hughes gave me a list of other events Kerry says he saw in person:

Bobby Thompson's home run
First modern Olympics in Athens (1896)
Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon
Titanic sinking
Filming of "Forrest Gump"
[Related] The Real John Kerry (Wizbang)