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  New York Yankees : Bambino's curse
The Curse of the Bambino was an explanation for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series for 86 years after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees.
The flip side of Boston's "curse" was New York's success—after the sale, the once-lackluster Yankees became one of the most successful franchises in North American professional sports.
The phrase ("Curse of the Bambino") already had a long history when in 1990 Boston Globe writer Dan Shaughnessy used it as the title of his team history.
www.geocities.com /mlb_ynks/bambinocurse.html   (597 words)

  
  Curse of the Bambino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Curse of the Bambino was an urban myth or scapegoat cited as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees.
All curse related materials, including the Curse of the Bambino musical and the HBO documentary, had to rename the title with the words 'legend' or 'reverse'.
A "Curse" Born of Hate, a skeptical history of the curse lore, written by Glenn Stout during the 2004 playoffs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Curse_of_the_Bambino   (2426 words)

  
 Yankees-Rod Sox Rivalries:Curse of Bambino
The Curse of Bambino is a tale of bad trades, and the onset of Red Sox's misery and frustration.
The curse of the Bambino hypothetically doomed Boston since it sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1920.
The curse was finally reversed in 2004 when the Red Sox met the Yankees in the American League Championship Series becoming the first Major League Baseball team to win a seven-game postseason series after being down 3 games to none.
www.yankees-redsox-rivalries.com /curse_of_bambino.php   (0 words)

  
 DVD Verdict Review - Curse Of The Bambino
In 1919, the Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees…and The Curse of the Bambino was born.
But the best part of The Curse of the Bambino is the emotional impact and die-hard histrionics of average Red Sox fans, depressed in their defeatism and eternally optimistic that, somehow, their team's fortunes will turn around.
The Curse of the Bambino may not answer the question of whether Ruth's uprooting is really behind Boston's baseball blues, but like all great tall tales, it sure makes for an entertaining experience.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/cursebambino.php   (0 words)

  
 What is Bambino's Curse?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
One of the stars of the Boston championship franchise was a young pitcher by the name of George Herman Ruth, aka The Babe or The Bambino.
The weblog Bambino's Curse is my attempt to capture the day to day experience of being a life long Red Sox fan, an experience marked by more lows than highs, but an experience that in the end has its own rewards.
The ubiquitous appearance on the Bambino's Curse website of "1918," refers to the last year the Red Sox won the World Series.
www.bambinoscurse.com /whatis   (0 words)

  
 Bambino Curse | Sports History | Billy Goat Curse | Chicago Cubs Curse | Boston Red Sox | 2004 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Curse of the Bambino has led to more than 80 years of misery for Boston Red Sox fans.
The New York Rangers were spooked by a curse that kept the team without a Stanley Cup for 54 years.
Those ashes were believed to have triggered a curse which prevented the Rangers from ever winning the cup again.
www.kidzworld.com /article/3922-scariest-sports-curses   (526 words)

  
 ESPN.com - MLB/PLAYOFFS2004 - A 'Curse' born of hate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
To be fair, local sportswriters occasionally floated the notion of a Red Sox-related curse, from Peter Gammons' 1981 reference to "the Fenway Park curse of the Yankees" and Dan Shaughnessy's 1986 mid-season mention of a "dueling curse" involving both California Boston, but the concept had no protagonist and little traction.
The "Curse" was cute, a clever, near perfect cure-all that made losing a badge of honor and every Sox fan a martyr on a crusade to right a wrong.
Broadcasters and sportswriters regularly credit the "Curse" for every misstep by the Boston front office and every miscue on the field, and the notion is now as common as a cliché.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/playoffs2004/news/story?page=Curse041005   (0 words)

  
 Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino - Red Sox DVD
The Curse of the Bambino has been extinguished and to mark this historic event, HBO Sports revised the Emmy®-winning documentary “The Curse of the Bambino” with the updated film Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino.
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino focuses on the love affair members of Red Sox Nation have with their heroes and acknowledges their undying devotion.
The Reverse Of The Curse Of The Bambino features new footage from the devastating '03 pennant loss, the highlights of the historic ’04 playoff victories and the World Series sweep.
www.redsoxconnection.com /cursereverse.html   (0 words)

  
 What is the Curse of the Bambino?
The 'Curse of the Bambino' refers to the drought of success that the Boston RedSox Baseball club has endured ever since Babe Ruth was traded.
Trades occur frequently in Baseball, but ever since the trade that began the 'Curse of the Bambino', the RedSox were not able to win a single championship, and the Yankees have won a staggering 26 World Series titles; in so doing, the Yankees have become one of the most successful teams in any sport.
When all was said and done, the curse didn't subside quietly; the Red Sox triumphed in all of the final 8 contests over the two teams with the best regular-season record in the major leagues.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-the-curse-of-the-bambino.htm   (0 words)

  
 The Curse Of The Bambino (2003)
Over the last 85 years, the Sox have found new and creative ways to disappoint their fans, and a documentary called The Curse of the Bambino examines the factors connected to their failures.
A flawed but generally entertaining documentary, The Curse of the Bambino lacks the coherence to be a terrific show.
The Curse of the Bambino appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this single-sided, single-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /curseofthebambino.shtml   (1381 words)

  
 2 Walls Webzine - sports - The Marketing of a Bambino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The fact is, even though people now talk about "The Curse" or "The Curse of the Bambino" as though it's been around for decades, the idea of a "Curse" is really only 15 or 20 years old.
No. In fact, the first reference to the "Curse of the Bambino" was made in June 1990, when a sportswriter named Dan Shaughnessy published a book by that title.
However, since then, there have been 5,400 articles written referring to this "Curse of the Bambino." So a lot of us have falsely recovered a memory that the phrase existed earlier than 1990.
www.2walls.com /Sports/marketing_a_bambino.asp   (445 words)

  
 The Curse of A-Rod - The Boston Globe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Yes, there's still one active National League curse; the Chicago Cubs, with their 97-year drought, have the Curse of the Goat working against them.
A good curse should involve one of the outstanding players of his era, preferably someone who moved from the Red Sox to the Yankees or at least almost signed with the Sox, then went to the Yankees.
The Babe's curse was reversed when (thank God), he slipped away from Boston to the Bronx.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/04/03/the_curse_of_a_rod   (802 words)

  
 Curse Of the Bambino -- Screw The Curse T-shirt
Curse Of the Bambino -- Screw The Curse T-shirt
Curse Of the Bambino -- Screw The Curse T-shirt is written in reverse to scare away baseball demons.
Curse Of the Bambino -- Screw The Curse in reverse T-shirt is 100% cotton Navy t-shirt.
www.wackyplanet.com /cuofbasccut.html   (219 words)

  
 HBO Online: HBO Special Events: The Curse of the Bambino
Since then, Red Sox fans have endured nearly a century's worth of misery and misfortune, leaving Boston fans to lament the "Curse of the Bambino.".
Told with humor in the face of heartache, THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO will combine archival footage with contemporary interviews.
The special focuses not on the players who come and go, but on the diehard fans who live their whole lives with this anguished, passionate tale.
www.hbo.com /bambino   (156 words)

  
 RED SOX OPERA
He doesn't realize that he is the reincarnation of Babe Ruth, and that his destiny is to remove the curse of the Bambino from the Boston Red Sox.
It was the worst stroke of bad luck in the history of the Red Sox since the sale of Ruth, and the most obvious evidence of the curse of the Bambino.
His penance is to warn those at risk of perpetuating the curse with immoral behavior.
www.richardmaltz.com /page2.html   (1678 words)

  
 Curse of the Bambino
For Yankee fans one of the greatest moments of schadenfreude is the Curse of the Bambino.
Ruth went on to become part of the dreaded 1927 Yankees lineup known as murders row (Earl Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth and Lou Gerhig), and the curse of the Bambino was born.
Eventually the curse will be broken, but it’s going to take a hero with the strength of character to rise above, the fears and negative energy that suffocates the hopes of Boston baseball fans.
www.wolf-howl.com /seo/curse-of-the-bambino   (545 words)

  
 Reversing The Curse - Home Page
There's also been a lot of talk about the Red Sox breaking a supposed 86 year old curse -- "the curse of the Bambino" when they traded Babe Ruth to their arch-rivals the New York Yankees.
It was instead a curse inherited from the beginning of time.
Now, the "Reversing the Curse" DVD tells the exciting story of how the team accomplished their history making comeback against the Yankees, went on to win the World Series, and the inside stories of the players that made these events possible.
www.reversingthecurse.org   (253 words)

  
 Reverse Of The Curse Of The Bambino (2004)
Die-hard Red Sox fans who have lived their entire lives lamenting this trade have come to refer to it as The Curse of The Bambino.
The Reverse Of The Curse Of The Bambino features new footage from the devastating '03 Pennant loss, the highlights of the historic '04 playoff victories and The World Series sweep.
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this single-sided, single-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /reverseofthecurseofthebambino.shtml   (1852 words)

  
 The Curse of A-Rod and Why the Yankees HAVE to Win the World Series - Associated Content
Supporters of Babe Ruth's curse suggested that the Boston Red Sox didn't win a World Series for 86 years because they sold the best baseball player who ever played the game to their rivals, the New York Yankees.
So, with that said, I don't really believe in The Curse of the Bambino or the Curse of the Billy Goat or the any "curse of the..." for that matter.
But if they were somehow to win it all this year than the Curse of A-Rod would be immediately lifted and they'd probably win the next five in a row.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/64048/the_curse_of_arod_and_why_the_yankees.html   (1369 words)

  
 ESPN.com - MLB/PLAYOFFS2003 - Yankees fans cherish 'Curse of the Bambino'
NEW YORK -- The curse of The Bambino prevailed shortly after midnight Friday as the New York Yankees triumphed over the Boston Red Sox in the 11th inning.
The stadium was electric Friday after Yankee Aaron Boone hit the winning run, giving the Yankees one of their most dramatic comebacks in recent memory.
According to baseball lore, the curse started after the 1918 season, when the Boston Red Sox won their fifth World Series with the help of Ruth.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/playoffs2003/news/story?id=1639882   (0 words)

  
 Tufts E-News -- Obsessed With "The Curse"
Boston's famous "Curse of the Bambino" has given the city's baseball fans a unique relationship with the American Pastime, says Provost Sol Gittleman.
The city's famous "Curse of the Bambino" -- which is blamed for the last 84-year stretch without a World Series Title -- has given Boston baseball fans a unique relationship with America's Pastime, Tufts Provost Sol Gittleman told National Public Radio.
Following the sale of Babe Ruth (known as "The Bambino") to the New York Yankees just two years after Boston's last World Series Title in 1918, Red Sox fans have become convinced that their championship draught has been caused by a curse left on the city by the famous slugger.
enews.tufts.edu /stories/051502ReverseTheCurse.htm   (331 words)

  
 What is the Curse of the Bambino?
A cast of 12 reads and sings "The Curse of the Bambino." In attendance are the authors and Lyric Stage Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos, who considers the piece for production at his theater.
December 1, 2004 - A new, revised version of the script for The Curse of the Bambino, one in which the father (on the phone with his daughter, now a college student) and the Rooters watch the Red Sox win the Series, is posted on line.
The reporters, the Babe, and his fans then close the first act with the show’s theme song (The Curse of the Bambino), which is sung to Harry Frazee, Boston’s newest villain.
www.bambinomusical.com /Whatis.htm   (1480 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Curse of the Bambino: Books: Dan Shaughnessy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
'Curse' has been a healthy annuity for Shaughnessy, no doubt (and I give him some credit for the that), but from his Globe byline pulpit and his repeated intonations about The Curse, he has unwittingly become somewhat his home team's worst enemy (witness the venom on these pages as a confirmation of that opinion).
The idea that the Red Sox were cursed because Harry Frazee sold the Bambino to finance a show is a misnomer at best, and a sincere lack of honesty at worst.
Boston has had a serious problem with racial hatred in the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Roxbury for decades and refusing to acknowledge this problem leads the naive to assume that there could be any relationship to the trade of Babe Ruth to the NY Yankees and the 86 year drought of a World Series championship.
www.amazon.com /Curse-Bambino-Dan-Shaughnessy/dp/0140296336   (1893 words)

  
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ESPN baseball analyst Peter Gammons, a longtime baseball scribe, describes The Curse as “a silly mindless gimmick that is as stupid as The Wave.” But 86 years is a long time to wait between championships.
Longtime Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy, who authored a book called “The Curse of the Bambino”, says The Curse is not over until the Red Sox win the World Series.
The Curse of the Bambino is nothing more than a trumped up attempt by fans to explain all of the unfortunate demonstrations of oddity, coincidence, and distress that has seemingly befallen the Boston Red Sox over the years.
www.cbn.com /entertainment/sports/carpenter-bambinocurse.asp   (0 words)

  
 Boston Red Sox Tickets, Red Sox History, Red Sox Baseball Tickets
Ruth went by the nickname "The Babe" or "The Bambino." He was brought up to Boston's major league team on July 11, 1914.
In 1917, The Bambino led the league in shutouts (nine) and ERA (1.75), with a 24-13 record.
The Bambino ranks among the best ever in dozens of pitching and hitting records.
www.soxsuck.com /curse.html   (913 words)

  
 snarkout: the bambino's curse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Some Red Sox fans -- my grandfather was one of them -- aren't willing to accept mundane explanations like owner apathy or the fact that the Red Sox were the last team in the majors to begin signing Negro League players, a full twelve years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier.
Nobody takes the curse too seriously, of course, and some Sox fans (like my friends Mark and JR) get irritated when you bring it up.
After the 1919 season in which he hit a then-staggering 29 home runs and his breakthrough 1918 season in which he was both the Red Sox's ace (throwing a shutout in the first game of the Series) and its leading hitter.
www.snarkout.org /archives/2003/09/28   (597 words)

  
 The Curse of the Bambino by Bill E. Collins on Baseball Almanac
The Curse of the Bambino by Bill E. Collins
But when you think the game is over, the curse has just begun.
Horror writer extraordinaire Stephen King DOES NOT believe there is a curse and once wrote, "There is no Curse of the Bambino.
www.baseball-almanac.com /poetry/po_tcotb.shtml   (250 words)

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