Every baseball fan in the world has seen the Bill Buckner “between the legs” gaffe at one point or another (at this point, it’s practically pop-culture). But in case you need a refresher, let’s have a look at the video below and relish in the fact that you’ll probably never have as much egg on your face as Buckner did around the 7-second mark.
It wasn’t his fault, it was the curse!
But before Game 6 of the 1986 World Series was ever the “Bill Buckner” game, it was defined by a crazy fan/actor/musician named Mike Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium in the first inning with a “Let’s Go Mets” banner.
According to Sergio, this was “performance art” … LOL.
ESPN writes that Sergio “was arrested and released … [but] refused to give up his accomplice — the pilot, who violated FAA rules with the flight — and spent three weeks in jail as a result, claiming only that “I’m just glad I had my parachute on when I fell out of the bleachers.”
What a freakin’ boss line. I think he’s my new hero.