Found May 27, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
by John Viril— [Author's Note: I wrote this article last season, but reprint it now with the St. Louis Cardinals coming to town. As long as there's a toxic group of Cardinals' fans that continue to cry about 1985 on the #Royals Twitter hashtag  when the two teams meet, this article will continue to apply. The following is ONLY directed to the trolls that can't let go of 1985---and not the many smart and classy fans that root for the Cardinals.] There is something about the game of baseball that makes it difficult for some fans to let go of setbacks. For years and years, Boston fans constantly refused to move past the Babe Ruth trade to the hated Yankees. They blamed 80+ titleless years on the unlikely “Curse of the Bambino” (I mean really, Babe Ruth became the biggest figure in the game—do you think he spent two seconds caring about being traded from Beantown? Please. The Babe was too busy finding the next party to bother hurling a curse at the team dumb enough to tr...
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