Tuesday, October 26, 2004

The Curse Has Been Reversed

I want to go on record that I believe the curse of the Bambino has been reversed.

It was money that caused the curse, when the owner of the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth for money for his girlfriends play. It was money that angered the Baseball Gods. Money chosen over baseball moved the Baseball Gods to smite the Red Sox and visit these years of wrath upon them.

But now the curse is reversed.

It is money again that has angered Baseball's Gods. The New York Yankees have ruined baseball by buying up the best players every year from a storehouse of selfish lucre. They have set the pace for creating a league of haves and have nots. They have put money over baseball. The league has become a boring patchwork of competitive teams beating up on small-market teams.

And now the Gods have weighed the Yankees in the balance, and the Yankees have been found wanting.

Now the curse is on the Yankees.

Never before has any team come from an 0-3 deficit in a 7 game series. Yet the arch-rival Red Sox achieved this historic feat. They did not achieve it against the Milwaukee Brewers. Nay it was against the Pinstripes with the league's highest payroll.

Yes Virginia, there is a curse, but now the curse is on the root of all kinds of evil: the money of the New York Yankees.

I predict the Yankees will never again win a World Series until a revenue sharing agreement allows greater parody in MLB.

Do not trifle with the Gods of Baseball. Their wrath is not easily assuaged.

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