The sudden passing of Boston Red Sox legend Bill Buckner has caused many people to respond in a number of ways. But Darren Rovell's reaction to Buckner's passing is rubbing a ton of people the wrong way.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, Rovell expressed his sympathies to Buckner's passing. Fine, that's normal.
However, he also pointed out that Buckner's legendary misplayed ground ball in the 1986 World Series allowed him to witness the only world championship his favorite teams ever won.
Bill Buckner’s death comes with unexpected guilt. The guilt of 8-year-old me, who thanks in part to his error (it’s Calvin Schiraldi & Bob Stanley too) got his only major sports championship (Mets, Jets, Nets, Islanders). Rest In Peace, Bill. I’m sorry my joy came with your pain.
The tweet may have seemed innocuous at first glance, but Rovell's followers were stunned by how he made Buckner's passing about himself. They quickly took him to task for it.
Rovell has gained a reputation over the years for stirring the pot on Twitter, and he's often gotten panned for it.
But seemingly exploiting someone's death to point out his own pain as a sports fan is definitely not going to make him many new fans today.
Incidentally, Rovell was given a No. 7 seed in The Spun's Most Annoying People In Sports Media bracket this past year. Based on this, he could see his seed rise even higher next year.