August 22, 2006
The New Curse In Town
I thought this fact, about the Yankees sweeping the Bosox, from the ATM-Reports Blog was very interesting:
The Yankees became just the 2nd 1st place team to have a 5 game sweep over a team that started the series in 2nd place, joining the 1923 Giants (sweeping the Reds).
So, what you just saw happen this weekend has never happened before in American League history. (And, it's only happened twice in big league history now.)
While this fact doesn't take the full sting away from being the first team to lose a 7-game post-season series after being up 3-0, knowing that the Sox choked this weekend in a historically unique fashion makes you wonder if Babe Ruth has decided (in retrospect) that (lifting his curse in) 2004 was a bad idea at a practical joke on his part and he's gone back to putting his curse on (in full effect).
Either that, or, the Curse of Johnny Damon now supercedes the recently reversed Curse of the Bambino.
Should it be called "The Curse of Johnny Damon"? Personally, I think "Damon's Curse" has a better ring to it. Hopefully that ring will be # 27 for the Yankees this season.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at August 22, 2006 02:57 PM
Check this article out... so sweet for a Yanks fan:
my favorite line from the article alludes to Damon's Curse:
"Coco Crisp has exposed himself to be about as much of a franchise center fielder as Dwayne Hosey ever was, a point made even further as Johnny Damon reminded Fenway Park how good everyone forgot that he was."
how sweet it is... now time to f-up the Mari-girls...
Hey athos, I don't like your comparison of the Mariners to girls just because they've been playing badly - I know many girls who can play better baseball than that! (-:
On the topic, I'm trying so hard not to have schadenfreude because I know the baseball gods do not take kindly to hubris. I haven't been rubbing the sweep in my co-workers' faces, though you can tell they've pretty much given up and moved into Patriots mode. I'm just kind of savoring it privately, like a toffee. Mmmm, delicious! I love the smell of burnt Sox in the morning ...
Posted by: carla at August 22, 2006 04:44 PM
Sorry for the double-post, but did you guys hear about this example of Manny being Manny?
Apparently Ramirez was so grumpy about the scorers calling an E6 on what he thought should have been a single that he threatened to sit out the next game. In a pennant race. Against the Yankees.
That's just Manny being Manny, though. Yep.
Posted by: carla at August 22, 2006 04:49 PM