Bobby Orr Statue Unveiled Today Outside the Garden
BOSTON (AP) – Boston Mayor Thomas Menino may need to brush up on
his city's sports history before he publicly salutes any more of
its “ionic” moments.
The mayor made a double-barreled gaffe Monday at a ceremony to
unveil a statue of Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr.
It depicts the Hall of Fame defenseman soaring through the air
like Superman after being tripped as he scored the winning goal of
the 1970 Stanley Cup finals.
Menino said: “In Boston, we have an amazing set of remarkable
athletes whose actions in the moment have become ionic in sports”
He mentioned a few, including: “Varitek splitting the uprights.”
He meant to praise Adam Vinatieri, who kicked the winning field
goal for the New England Patriots in the 2002 Super Bowl. Instead
he named Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek.