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Thread: Do you believe in the Curse of the Bambino

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    how do you expain it?

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    How do I explain it? The Yankees are always better in big games, head to head. Plain and simple.

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    No the Red Sox just suck and blow every chance they get at anything .

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    Bad management and poor field play.

    I used to think about this curse stuff but there is no curse. The yanks have just been a better team for the most part over the years. At least they've been better run and managed. To say Boston will never win because of some transaction made nearly 90 years ago is stuff and nonsense. Babe Ruth loved Boston. He came back to Boston. From all accounts the guy was standup and would never wish anything bad on anyone. The curse sells. It sells newspapers, it sells books, it sells merchandise and in general makes for a good story. That's why it exi$t$.

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    No.

    There are several reasons for the Sox drought.

    1. Money. While Boston has it, NY has more of it and more often then not, spends it alot wiser. With more money, it also allows you to overcome the goofs better.

    2. MLB Playoff System. It is the best one in pro-sports and only rewards the best teams. The Sox have had 51 wining seasons since the trade and only made the playoffs 11 times. Would that percentage hold up in any other sport? Hell no.

    3. Management. Pick your mistake. Trading Ruth. Bad trades. Not integrating. Allowing a star system for many many years. Boston has made many mistakes over the years and factoring the things above, there is little room for error.

    4. Not enough Pitching and Defense. Boston went nearly 80 years between ERA titles on a team or individual level. Seeing they play in a park conducive to scoring, you would think they would concentrate on it. While Boston in years past tried to outhit the Yankees, they often had big bats with questionable gloves.

    The Sox are not cursed. If they had been to the playoffs 60 times over these past 86 years, I might buy off on them being cursed, but really short of 1946, when can Boston say they had the best team in baseball? To quote Bill Simmons in regards to Drew Bledsoe and it fits nicely with the Sox, "Always good, sometimes excellent, but never great." That in a nutshell encapsulates the Sox. For the most part, they have been good over the last 86 years, they have had some excellent moments and players, but they have never been great.

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    Anyone who believes in this or any other curse is an irrational simpleton.

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    Originally posted by PFSIKH@Oct 15 2004, 02:31 PM
    No.

    There are several reasons for the Sox drought.

    1. Money. While Boston has it, NY has more of it and more often then not, spends it alot wiser. With more money, it also allows you to overcome the goofs better.

    2. MLB Playoff System. It is the best one in pro-sports and only rewards the best teams. The Sox have had 51 wining seasons since the trade and only made the playoffs 11 times. Would that percentage hold up in any other sport? Hell no.

    3. Management. Pick your mistake. Trading Ruth. Bad trades. Not integrating. Allowing a star system for many many years. Boston has made many mistakes over the years and factoring the things above, there is little room for error.

    4. Not enough Pitching and Defense. Boston went nearly 80 years between ERA titles on a team or individual level. Seeing they play in a park conducive to scoring, you would think they would concentrate on it. While Boston in years past tried to outhit the Yankees, they often had big bats with questionable gloves.

    The Sox are not cursed. If they had been to the playoffs 60 times over these past 86 years, I might buy off on them being cursed, but really short of 1946, when can Boston say they had the best team in baseball? To quote Bill Simmons in regards to Drew Bledsoe and it fits nicely with the Sox, "Always good, sometimes excellent, but never great." That in a nutshell encapsulates the Sox. For the most part, they have been good over the last 86 years, they have had some excellent moments and players, but they have never been great.
    Add ZERO heart and 50 slogans a year and there you have it. The redsox suck

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    Yes the curse lives ,It will end the year they move out of the present historic stadium & into the new one their talking about building across the street and once they leave all the history in that building the ghosts of yankees past will be so upset that that boston will not only win that year but the yanks will not win another championship till they move back to where the old building was

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    Originally posted by nyjunc@Oct 15 2004, 05:45 PM


    LOL :lol:

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    Originally posted by PFSIKH@Oct 15 2004, 02:31 PM
    No.

    There are several reasons for the Sox drought.

    1. Money. While Boston has it, NY has more of it and more often then not, spends it alot wiser. With more money, it also allows you to overcome the goofs better.

    2. MLB Playoff System. It is the best one in pro-sports and only rewards the best teams. The Sox have had 51 wining seasons since the trade and only made the playoffs 11 times. Would that percentage hold up in any other sport? Hell no.

    3. Management. Pick your mistake. Trading Ruth. Bad trades. Not integrating. Allowing a star system for many many years. Boston has made many mistakes over the years and factoring the things above, there is little room for error.

    4. Not enough Pitching and Defense. Boston went nearly 80 years between ERA titles on a team or individual level. Seeing they play in a park conducive to scoring, you would think they would concentrate on it. While Boston in years past tried to outhit the Yankees, they often had big bats with questionable gloves.

    The Sox are not cursed. If they had been to the playoffs 60 times over these past 86 years, I might buy off on them being cursed, but really short of 1946, when can Boston say they had the best team in baseball? To quote Bill Simmons in regards to Drew Bledsoe and it fits nicely with the Sox, "Always good, sometimes excellent, but never great." That in a nutshell encapsulates the Sox. For the most part, they have been good over the last 86 years, they have had some excellent moments and players, but they have never been great.
    How do explain Florida last year ?

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    Originally posted by HBJETFANBOB+Oct 15 2004, 05:18 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (HBJETFANBOB @ Oct 15 2004, 05:18 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-PFSIKH@Oct 15 2004, 02:31 PM
    No.

    There are several reasons for the Sox drought.

    1. Money. While Boston has it, NY has more of it and more often then not, spends it alot wiser. With more money, it also allows you to overcome the goofs better.

    2. MLB Playoff System. It is the best one in pro-sports and only rewards the best teams. The Sox have had 51 wining seasons since the trade and only made the playoffs 11 times. Would that percentage hold up in any other sport? Hell no.

    3. Management. Pick your mistake. Trading Ruth. Bad trades. Not integrating. Allowing a star system for many many years. Boston has made many mistakes over the years and factoring the things above, there is little room for error.

    4. Not enough Pitching and Defense. Boston went nearly 80 years between ERA titles on a team or individual level. Seeing they play in a park conducive to scoring, you would think they would concentrate on it. While Boston in years past tried to outhit the Yankees, they often had big bats with questionable gloves.

    The Sox are not cursed. If they had been to the playoffs 60 times over these past 86 years, I might buy off on them being cursed, but really short of 1946, when can Boston say they had the best team in baseball? To quote Bill Simmons in regards to Drew Bledsoe and it fits nicely with the Sox, "Always good, sometimes excellent, but never great." That in a nutshell encapsulates the Sox. For the most part, they have been good over the last 86 years, they have had some excellent moments and players, but they have never been great.
    How do explain Florida last year ? [/b][/quote]
    Good management, the MLB playoff system (qualified as a Wild Card), solid pitching, good defence and timely hitting.

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    Originally posted by HBJETFANBOB@Oct 15 2004, 09:18 PM

    How do explain Florida last year ?
    SJ summed it up nicely.

    The wildcard is exactly that. A wildcard. It has made the playoffs unpredicatable.

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    Originally posted by PFSIKH+Oct 15 2004, 07:38 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (PFSIKH @ Oct 15 2004, 07:38 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-HBJETFANBOB@Oct 15 2004, 09:18 PM

    How do explain Florida last year ?
    SJ summed it up nicely.

    The wildcard is exactly that. A wildcard. It has made the playoffs unpredicatable. [/b][/quote]
    The only think that is predictable about the unpredictable wildcard is that the Sawx, as predicted, will fall once again to the curse of the Bambino&#33;&#33; :lol:

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    I dont

    I think it&#39;s just a convenient thing to blame when the Red Sox do what they do best--fail

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    If you think there&#39;s such a thing as a a curse

    1) you may be a kerry supporter
    2) you are probably a nader supporter
    3) you believe in little green men & UFOs
    4) maybe the jets are equally cursed.

    there....is....no...such...thing

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