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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:16 PM
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Anyone See "Curse Of The Bambino" on HBO ?
It was about the Red Sox and how they haven't won in forever and how it's not all attributable to a "curse" but rather the pretty rampant racism that prevailed over the team through the 50's, 60's, and 70's.

They were the last franchise to integrate black ballplayers, a full 12 years after Jackie Robinson.

They kept holding onto old, slow, white ballplayers.

They could have had Jackie Robinson. But turned him away.

They could have had Willie Mayes. But turned him away.

They have had historic trouble trying to sign black free agents.

So this is what they call a curse?

Sounds like Bostonians are blaming Babe Ruth for decades of intolerable behavior and downright awful management and policy.
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populistmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:23 PM
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1. In fact I watched it this afternoon
..with my insane Yankee fan husband who grew up in Mass (Springfield though, not Boston). It was semi-interesting, but I'm not a big sports person.
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SoFlaJets Donating Member (556 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:10 PM
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2. Hey MagiRat
ain't you and I JETS fans?I am and sadly-can relate to their plight....
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