Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The concept of baseball gods is as old as silent films and the Wild West. Baseball is entrenched in superstition and supposed magic. I imagine this spawns from the speed of the game allowing the players and fans to imagine the possibility of a higher power contributing to the game. Rally caps, gold thongs, jockstraps from high school, 2-2-2 shake a cap, avoiding the foul line, and tucking in your shirt a certain way have all “contributed” to the success of this leagues biggest stars. All these things are done to appease the baseball gods. These bigger than Olympus and living in the cornfields Gods seems to have more control over certain people than Buddha, Allah, and even the Judeo-Christian conception. I have often cursed these fictitious gods for injuries, cold streaks, and even owners, but recently I have noticed that a specific city has received the ire of the baseball gods, the windy city Chicago. The Chicago Cubs have received the Curse of the Billy Goat. The curse was given w...
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