Growing up in Boston, I came to love Mayor Menino.
The Mayor has been in office for two decades. He’s overseen some great achievements (Celtics, Red Sox) in the city as well as some tragedies (Boston marathon bombing).
The Mayor has become known for messing up names (he called Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo, KJ and Hondo), dates and more! Recently, when discussing the Red Sox and their chances of winning the word series, he didn’t disappoint. When speaking about the Sox’s chances at bringing the championship back to Boston
The World Series champions receive the Commissioner’s Trophy, of course.
Like I said, this was far from Menino’s first misstep.
As ESPN reports, those weren’t even his worst blunders:
“Menino’s most infamous reference came in 2010 during the dedication of a statue to Bruins legend Bobby Orr’s “ionic” goal to win the 1970 Stanley Cup. In discussing some of the best moments in Boston sports, Menino said it was Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek who “split the uprights” to win the Patriots’ first Super Bowl in 2002. He was, of course, referring to kicker Adam Vinatieri.”
Menino did not seek reelection, so he will be out of office in January. He will be missed. Check out some clips of his best, worst interview moments below