Friday, September 24, 2004

The Curse of the Bambino

George Vecsey, a sports writer for The New York Times and the originator of the legend known as the "Curse of the Bambino," distances himself from some of the unsavoriness that surrounds the legend. (You can read his story here.) But he can't distance himself from the underlying facts: Since the owner of the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees after the 1919 season, the Red Sox have failed to win a World Series. If that's not a curse, I don't know what is.