Found November 02, 2011 on Fenway West:
PLAYERS: Peter Gammons
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Don't get me wrong. I don't dislike Dan Shaughnessy. He is a fine journalist, though maybe not in the class of legends like Peter Gammons or Will McDonough. However, his book Curse of the Bambino, written 21 years ago, does not deserve the millions it and its sequels have made and the aura it produced. If you go to Wikipedia, you will find seven pages about the Curse and attempts to break it. The book purports to blame all or most of the Sox problems between 1920 and 1990 on a curse produced by the sale of the mighty Babe to the Yankees by Boston owner Harry Frazee. What emerges is a 200-page book, entertaining at times, angry at times, boring at times. All of the famous 20th century near-misses-1946, 1948, 1949, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1975 and 1986 are chronicled here. But this is not new. The Sox story has been told in numerous books and articles dating back to the twenties, when the Herald's Burt Whitman called the parade of stars from Boston to New York "the rape of ...
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