Alan Jackson – Remember When (Boston Red Sox)

December 12, 2010

Boston Red Sox Nostalgia The Curse of the Bambino was a superstition cited as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series in the 86-year period from 1918 until 2004. While some fans took the curse seriously, most used the expression in a tongue-in-cheek manner.[citation needed] The curse was said to have begun after the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees in the off-season of 1919-1920. The Red Sox had been one of the most successful professional baseball franchises, winning the first World Series in 1903 and amassing five World Series titles prior to selling Ruth. After the sale, the once-lackluster Yankees became one of the most successful franchises in North American professional sports. Talk of the curse as an ongoing phenomenon ended in 2004, when the Red Sox came back from a 0-3 best-of-seven deficit to beat the Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series and then went on to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 2004 World Series. The curse had been such a part of Boston culture that when a road sign on the city’s much-used Storrow Drive was vandalized from “Reverse Curve” to “Reverse The Curse”, officials left it in place until after the Red Sox won the Series in a 4-0 sweep. Michael Yastrzemski (pronounced /jəˈstrɛmski/, (born August 22, 1939), nicknamed “Yaz,”[1] is a former American Major League Baseball player. Yastrzemski played his entire 23-year career with the
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