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A truly bad break for Bill Buckner

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BYH, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    A lot worse than being left in to let a ground ball skip thru his legs...and the sad thing is he's not at fault this time, either.

    http://www.idahostatesman.com/business/story/593923.html

    His car dealership is closing, and supposedly he's going to do an interview tomorrow in which he says he's been swindled out of his money and may see his house sent into foreclosure. The swindler has supposedly committed suicide.
     
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The NYT had a story over the weekend about how car dealerships were going belly-up all over the country. The message: drive smarter, not harder.
     
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Awesome.
     
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    If they overextended themselves with SUVs, then they are screwed.

    Like everything else, some dealerships got too greedy when times were good.
     
  5. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Outstanding. Some highway safety association ought to make that its motto.
     
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I thought the message was that car dealerships can't sell cars because the banks fucked up and people can't get approved for loans anymore.
     
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    One dealership in Miami is offering a buy-one-get-one-free deal on Dodge trucks. Seriously.
     
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    A Dodge dealership in Louisville is doing something similar.
     
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    This has nothing to do with Buckner's problems or why his dealership closed down.
     
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    So what was the reason?
     
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    OK, but not every car dealership in the country that is closing (per the NYT article referenced) was swindled.
     
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    And not every car dealership is owned by Bill Buckner, who is the focus of this thread.
     
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