Friday, February 11, 2011

The Curse of The Bambino

Everyone that is a baseball fan knows The Curse of The Bambino. This curse was started in the 1919-1920 season when the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to their rival team the .New York Yankees. The year before they traded him the team won the world series and were one of the best teams in sports. After the Red Sox traded him in the off season the team became stagnate and not winning a world series for 86 years. The worst part about the trade is that the Yankees became one of the best teams in baseball history. The curse was apparently broken in 2004 when the Red Sox defeated the Yankees in 3 games and ended up winning the World Series that year. The curse of the Bambino has been written about many times one book called " Now I can Die in Peace" was written by: Bill Simmons in 2005 and looks into weather ordinary Red Sox Fans believed in the curse. Many Red Sox fans attempted to break the curse in various ways such as, placing a Boston hat on top of Mt. Everest and burning Yankees hats at its base camp. Since their win in 2004 the Red Sox have also won another Title in 2007 so was there really a curse because the Red Sox owner sold one of the best baseball players in history to the Yankees or was it just a coincidence that they didn't win a World Series for 86 years.

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