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Interesting story developing. It was first reported here in the SF Chronicle

Here is another version from the Boston DirtDog's site.

(edited by BOSsportsfan34 on 6.10.03 1715)


"Deep down, we worry that our lives will pass us by without ever seeing the Red Sox win a World Series ... which is what this whole thing is really about in the first place. That's why Red Sox fans are so insanely passionate about our team. We're haunted by the possibility of living an entire lifetime -- 80-90 years, followed by death -- without celebrating a World Series title. That's not a curse; it's an imaginary guillotine that hangs over us every season. We're just waiting for it to go away, that's all.

That's pretty simple, isn't it? Well, it's true. I have made thousands of arguments in this column -- some of them good, some of them bad, some of them insane -- and feel more strongly about the above paragraph than anything else. Blaming Babe Ruth's ghost for 85 years of failure makes for a cute story, and as WEEI's Gerry Callahan likes to joke, the premise put Dan Shaughnessy's kids through college. But it's not true. It's a myth kept alive by writers, columnists, talk show hosts and producers of slanted documentaries for HBO. The only "curse" is that the media keeps bringing it up.

But plenty of sports fans battle similar demons, don't they? What about Cubs fans closing in on the 100-year mark? What about Bills fans losing those four straight Super Bowls, including the horror of the Norwood Game? What about Browns fans losing their team, for God's sake? Who's more tortured than Maple Leaf fans? You think Astros fans have had tons of fun over the past four decades? You think the Bengals and Cavs have been laughing it up?"
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Hudson will have plenty of time to drink away his sorrows, as his offseason began tonight.

side note: Dirt Dog rules.



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A's GM Billy Beane should have added a chapter in Moneyball about getting players who totally flame out on and off the field during post season.

Good grief! During a live play not bothering touching home but rather get in a shoving match with the catcher and your now starting pitcher getting into a fight with Sam Malone in Cheers.



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Actually, I think Hudson might have hurt his arm trying to hug this girl...




"Deep down, we worry that our lives will pass us by without ever seeing the Red Sox win a World Series ... which is what this whole thing is really about in the first place. That's why Red Sox fans are so insanely passionate about our team. We're haunted by the possibility of living an entire lifetime -- 80-90 years, followed by death -- without celebrating a World Series title. That's not a curse; it's an imaginary guillotine that hangs over us every season. We're just waiting for it to go away, that's all.

That's pretty simple, isn't it? Well, it's true. I have made thousands of arguments in this column -- some of them good, some of them bad, some of them insane -- and feel more strongly about the above paragraph than anything else. Blaming Babe Ruth's ghost for 85 years of failure makes for a cute story, and as WEEI's Gerry Callahan likes to joke, the premise put Dan Shaughnessy's kids through college. But it's not true. It's a myth kept alive by writers, columnists, talk show hosts and producers of slanted documentaries for HBO. The only "curse" is that the media keeps bringing it up.

But plenty of sports fans battle similar demons, don't they? What about Cubs fans closing in on the 100-year mark? What about Bills fans losing those four straight Super Bowls, including the horror of the Norwood Game? What about Browns fans losing their team, for God's sake? Who's more tortured than Maple Leaf fans? You think Astros fans have had tons of fun over the past four decades? You think the Bengals and Cavs have been laughing it up?"
.....ESPN.com's Bill Simmons




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Would those girls be considered slump busters? If they were it didn't work (one of them is actually really cute)... These guys are amateurs, Mark Grace would be so disappointed.




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This might end up being pretty good for Oakland in the long run. Shawn Michaels got jumped by eight guys, and he won four world titles in the next seven years. So, getting jumped by four guys will mean that your team is looking at two rings in the next 3.5 years, A's fans!



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.76
    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
    Actually, I think Hudson might have hurt his arm trying to hug this girl...




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