Most people out there, even if they aren’t baseball fans, know about the Red Sox and the Curse of the Bambino. While most people used the expression in a joking manner, many super fans took it seriously which is why, in 2004 when the Red Sox finally won the World Series, it was such a big deal. Even if you don’t follow the team, it was truly something and you can probably find footage of the iconic on the internet or even on any of those www.satellitetv-hq.com sports channels.
For those of you who might still be scratching your heads, I’ll break it down. The Curse of the Bambino was specifically used to explain the Red Sox and their failure to win the World Series in the 86 years from 1918 to 2004.
The “bambino” in the curse refers to Babe Ruth who, after carrying the Red Sox through five World Series victories, was sold off to the Yankees. After this event, for the next 86 years, the Red Sox never won a world series and became the punch line in an almost century-long joke about failure.
All of that changed in 2004, as you now know. Whether or not there was ever any real curse is still unknown.
Posted December 25, 2012 by admin under Uncategorized