Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Argument 45: Why "The Curse" Is The Biggest Joke In The History Of The Universe
Okay, for the skeptics out there, it's probably a joke. There's no such thing as curses right? Well, this all fit together too perfectly. Let's think about it. First, Babe Ruth, the greatest baseball player in history, wins a few World Series titles with the Sox before being traded to the Yankees in 1918. Shortly there after, the Red Sox never win a World Series. Think about it. They made it in 1946, but Enos Slaughter had that half-step and Dom DiMaggio wasn't in center field. In 1967, the Red Sox are well on their way to winning it all. But Tony Conigliaro gets beaned. In 1975, Carlton Fisk brings one of the greatest moments in sports history, only to be let down in another game seven. In 1978, the Red Sox collapse and lose their colossal lead over the Yankees by the hands of Bucky Dent. In 1986, the Red Sox are literally one strike away and the champagne is ready and the World Series trophy is IN THE DUGOUT. But the ball dribbles through Buckner's legs and they go on to lose game seven. In 2003, the Red Sox have a four-run lead in the seventh game of the ALCS before Pedro is left in too long and blows the lead until Aaron Boone finishes them for good. But then they won it in 2004, right? Not without the curse being broken. In a September game at Fenway Park in 2004, a fan was sitting by the right field foul pole. Manny Ramirez hit a long shot right to the fan and hit him right in the face, knocking some teeth out. That fan lived in the same house that Babe Ruth lived in before he was traded. The Red Sox won the game and the Yankees had their worst loss in franchise history. Then, they come back 3-0 against the Yanks in the ALCS and defeat the dreaded Cardinals finally in the World Series. I don't see how any of that is a coincidence.