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The Project Management Advisor: 18 Major Project Screw-ups, and How to Cut Them off at the Pass by Lonnie Pacelli

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Screw-up#16We Tripped at the Finish Line

It's game 6 of the 1986 World Series between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox were ahead in the series 3 games to 2 and only needed to win one more game to win the World Series. At the bottom of the ninth inning the score was tied 3-3. In the top of the tenth inning, the Red Sox scored two runs, which gave them a 5-3 lead. In the bottom of the tenth inning, the Mets came back to score two runs to even the score at 5-5. Mookie Wilson was at bat with the winning run on second base. On the tenth pitch of his at-bat, Mookie hit a routine ground ball to Bill Buckner at first base. The ball rolled between Buckner's legs into right field, which allowed the winning run to score and the Mets ...

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