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The Red Sox, then the White Sox, then....


I have to admit that I was extremely relieved when the Cubs failed to make the playoffs last year. It's not that I have anything against the Cubs; I was just pretty sure that it meant the End of the World if they won the World Series in 2006, since the Red Sox and White Sox had won the previous two years. Like God giving the deprived fans of those accursed teams one last fling before he pulled the plug on the whole show, or something like that.

Or maybe God was forgiving old transgressions.
We know the Red Sox were cursed for selling Babe Ruth for mere money (not even for another player, but for money!)
The White Sox were cursed for selling the World Series (as described in this movie).

But what did the Cubbies do to so offend the Almighty?
Was it because they let Ozzie Osbourne sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame"? (Maybe I should say "try to sing", but I'm not sure that that would be more accurate.)

Then, to further insult the poor Cubs fans, the White Sox and Cardinals win the last two World Series!
What could they have done?

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I think the God is going to let the Cubbies be redeemed in 08 and make it exactly one hundred years. And why not? God must have a sense of humour; he MADE the platypus.

Hopefully, this will be the LAST year we chant: "WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR!!!"

Cameron: Foreman, do you know who we are?
Foreman: Cameron. My dad. And the manipulative bastard.

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I've got nothing against the Cubs as an organization or any of the players, but with the Soxs both winning, I pull against the Cubs just so there is still an interesting historical story in baseball. No more will we hear about Curse of the Babe or the Sox near century without a win. Most records are being broken by 21st century players (or last decade of the 20th). It just be nice to have a story behind something, so much of the world and sports is losing meaning.

~I feel the need....the need, for speed!~

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You know it all has to do with that Curse of the Billy Goat...in 2004 before the fateful Game 6 the grandson or great-grandson of the guy who wanted to bring his goat into the stadium tried to do the same thing. But this time he just wanted to have the goat walk around the field a few times....THE CUBS REFUSED!!! How stupid can they be? Have they learned anything?

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That was in 2003 when the Cubs played the Florida Marlins in Game 6 of the NLCS. The Cubs had a 3-0 lead and were five outs from going to the World Series when a fan in the left field stands caught a foul ball that the left fielder thought he had a play on. The Marlins then proceeded to score 8 runs in that inning and force a seventh game. After what the Cubs fans witnessed, they knew that the team would not be going to the World Series after all.

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I've got something against the Cubs, their fans are rude, crude, obnoxious, and nasiating. They cheer as if the Cubs are the greatest franchise ever. They are not even close...Yankees=26 title, Cards=10 titles, A's=9 titles, Dodgers=6 titles, Reds=5 titles, the Pirates, even the lowly Pirates have 5 titles! The Cubs suck with a passion and stand for Completely Useless By Summer! I hate that team and I hope I can look into Wrigley Field this year and see pathetic losers weeping their pathetic eyes out when the Cubs lose to either the Mets, Phillies, Dodgers, D-Backs, or even the Reds in the playoffs.

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the cubs are looking good.


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They're in the Series against the Indians. Someone's drought is going to end.

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I'm going to go out on a limb and project with complete certainty that the Cubs will finally break the curse and bring a WS championship back to Chicago.



It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men ~ F Douglass

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