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June 11, 2009

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RichatUF

Wouldn't a better pitching staff help?

JJ

Every little bit helps!

Rocco

Excuses, excuses! Why not just claim the sun was in my eyes or the grass was too high? Everyone knows it's the broken Curse of the Bambino.

From Wiki..."Some declared the curse broken when, on August 31, 2004 a foul ball hit by Manny Ramírez flew into Section 9, Box 95, Row AA and struck a boy's face, knocking two of his teeth out.[2] 16-year-old Lee Gavin, a Boston fan whose favorite player was and remains Ramirez, lives on the Sudbury farm owned by Ruth. That same day, the Yankees suffered their worst loss in team history, a 22-0 clobbering at home against the Cleveland Indians."

GO SOX

peter

There was no curse. The 2004 Yankees were lucky to have won the first three games of the 2004 playoff, which going into the series most fans thought they would lose, then they reverted to the mean. Boston had and has a better manager, better gm, and better bullpen. But I still love the Yankees, and the Fenway freaks are mostly a bunch of libs who have no lives.

Jane

"Some declared the curse broken when, on August 31, 2004 a foul ball hit by Manny Ramírez flew into Section 9, Box 95, Row AA and struck a boy's face, knocking two of his teeth out.[2] 16-year-old Lee Gavin, a Boston fan whose favorite player was and remains Ramirez, lives on the Sudbury farm owned by Ruth. That same day, the Yankees suffered their worst loss in team history, a 22-0 clobbering at home against the Cleveland Indians."

I've never heard this and I love it!

signed: fenway freak!

Tom Maguire

Man, oh, man, oh Manny - I was at the 22-0 game and now I feel responsible for my team's subsequent decline.

matt

yep, it's Yankee karma...now if the Angels can exorcise their Red Sox karma the world will be in harmony and the lion shall lie down with the lamb and Obama will morph into a global Mr. Rogers.

JM Hanes

No more Sunday dispensations for you, peter!

Red Sox Nation! We know from curses! Take heart, Yankees, only 81 years to go.

daddy

FWIW,

Am told that the BoSox sold Ruth to get $200 grand to produce "No, No Nanette."

What that tells me is that if any baseball Owner is responsible for "Cats", "The Lion King", or "The Wiz", his team ought to rot in the Basement for all Eternity. At least Nanette had "Tea for Two."

Rocco

Baseball's full of superstition. How many times have we seen players jump over the foul line when taking the field? Or simple rituals between pitches like blessing oneself or drawing in the batters box. I say embrace that superstition, it's a great and magical part of the game. And TM, I say this as a fan of your blog, not a wise-ass Red Sox fan. I think it's wonderful your daughter was at that game. Whether or not we believe in curses or superstition, she'll always remember that day in The House That Ruth Built! Here's an article about that foul ball Ramirez hit.

Matt...Might I suggest Father Guido Sarducci! But God help us if the Angels need an exorcism!

Jane

Man that was a great game

peter

Yankees had three opponents--the umps, the Sox, and Joe Girardi, who left in cc too long. Props to that little doorstop Pedroia, who had a great AB against CC.

matt

how about the Occam's razor deduction; the Yankees pitching still sucks?

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