Found September 04, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
Ok. There wasn’t an official curse, probably because nobody wanted to give a struggling small market team anything besides the high-hat. The Pittsburgh Pirates recorded win number 81 on September 3, 2013 and will not suffer another losing season for the first time in 21 years. If there were such a hex I would call it The Curse of Barry Bonds, maybe I will coin that name if it isn’t already taken. Maybe I’ll write a book, it carries some hefty luggage. Until last season’s epic failure of the Pittsburgh Penguins, this moment was long regarded as the greatest choke in Pittsburgh postseason history.   It takes us back to Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS against the Atlanta Braves, the year before saw Atlanta lose to Minnesota in the World Series. Cut to October 14th 1992, bottom of the 9th,  Pirates fans witnessed a 2 run lead whittled to 2 - 1 with 2 outs and the Braves in position to tie, and (fatefully) take the lead to win the game. At bat stood Braves Francisco Cabrera, instructed to hit ov...
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