I will explain in a later posting why this is such a big deal to myself, not just the city of Boston and the Buckner family. I do blame the media and the fans of Boston for scapegoating a borderline Hall of Famer playing on bad knees after the bullpen (the Red Sox Achilles heal) blew up once more.
It was not Buckner that needed to be forgiven. It was the city of Boston, its fans and media that needed to be forgiven by Buckner. But, Buckner needed to have the city celebrate him to move on.
til then, please watch this video (if I had been there I would have been weeping like a baby).
watch him talk about forgiving the media here.