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Buckner: 'I try to look at it in a positive way'

Originally Published: October 6, 2006
By Ben Houser | Special to ESPN.com

Idaho. It is called the Gem State for good reason, covered by an amazing landscape, endless vegetation and vast mountains.

Today, this is the home of William Joseph Buckner. He is hardly recognizable in his current attire as the former hard-nosed major leaguer. Many days he sits perched on his horse, wearing a cowboy hat, riding the countryside hills. Now in his late 50s, Buckner is a changed man. He still lives with the aftereffect of his final years in Boston, and so he is secluded in Idaho, ...

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