Found February 04, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Theo Epstein says he doesn't believe in curses. Good thing. He has taken on two of the bigger curses in professional sports. He licked the Curse of the Bambino in Boston. Now comes the Chicago Cubs and the curse of the Billy Goat, which has reached such epic proportions that the believers think that former Cubs players take the curse with them when they move on, like Bill Buckner and his defensive lapse against the New York Mets that cost Boston the 1986 World Series. "That challenge is part of the lure of the job," Epstein said upon his hiring. "It's an incredibly big challenge. But that's part of the fun. If it wasn't that, I certainly wouldn't be here." It's also why many others are no longer in Chicago. The Red Sox went 86 years -- from 1918 until 2004 -- without a world championship. The Cubs? They haven't won a world championship since claiming back-to-back titles in 1907-08. They have lost in seven World Series appearances s...
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