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What They Were Thinking: Bill Buckner greets fans

Former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner, greeting fans under the bleachers during the centennial celebration for Fenway Park, April 20, 2012.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner, greeting fans under the bleachers during the centennial celebration for Fenway Park, April 20, 2012.

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what's happening in the shot.

Who’s up today:Former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner, greeting fans under the bleachers during the centennial celebration for Fenway Park, April 20, 2012.

Buckner: “It was a great day. I really want to thank the Red Sox. It was right up there with throwing out the first ball. I got the opportunity to be introduced early and watch all the guys come out. We got to catch up. I talked to Oil Can [Boyd] under the bleachers. We always had a special relationship. I’ve been under the stands before. Last year I walked around Fenway when I went to a game when I was managing in Brockton. The fans at the anniversary, they were great. Nope, there wasn’t any negative words. Not a word. It was all good. Some fans said thanks. A couple of people said that all that other stuff [from the 1986 World Series] is a bunch of bull. They said they appreciated all that I did. It was all good memories. The whole experience was awesome. I really appreciated everyone. Thanks so much.’’

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