Reverse It Pt ][

I finally watched The Curse of the Bambino which I TiVo'ed off HBO.

It was a very interesting look at the Red Sox. They talked about how the Sox traded Ruth away, many of the untrue stories about the trade, etc.

They then went in to the history of racism in the Sox. This was very interesting to me. I didn't know a lot of pieces of that piece of the history. It was strange to hear that the Sox were the last to integrate, 12 years after the first team did. Also, it included some references to Tom Yawkey being racist, due to his southern roots.

Next they covered some of the loses that the Red Sox went through, years like 1976. They even mentioned Buckey Fucking Dent. They then had a long piece on 1986. The fact that I am a Sox fan today is amusing to me, because in 1986, I was at my godmother's house, watching Game 6. Seeing that the Sox had pretty much won, I started to fall asleep. I swear I woke up about 10 seconds before the infamous ball that went through Buckner's legs. I was still half asleep when it happened and I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Why was I watching? I was (and still am) a Met's fan. I can't mention that around too many people in this area, but I am.

The final piece was talking about what would happen if they won. Would people lose their interest? I don't think so. The one thing I do think? Boston would be a drunken party for about 3 days. I headed downtown after the Pats won and it was chaos in the streets. Imagine what would happen if a team that had not won in over 80 years won the World Series? Everyone from 1 to 100 would be on the streets going crazy. I really hope I am still here in Boston when it happens.

I kept it on the TiVo, I figured I will probably watch it again, but all in all a good look at the Red Sox and their curse.


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