Kevin Thomas’ article on the 2004 Sox brought back great memories (“The year the Red Sox made us believe,” May 25).

But I was shocked when he wrote that the Sox were an out away from a World Series win in 1986 when the ball went under the Buckner Bridge.

Any self-respecting Sox fan knows that they were an out away when Bob Stanley and Rich Gedman conspired to let the ball get the backstop, allowing a run to tie the game.

Buckner’s gaffe just turned a tie game into a win for the Mets.

Chris Neagle

Cumberland