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viagracat
07-25-2002, 07:49 PM
(From Chicagosports.com)
By Jason Rohde
View from a Fan

July 25, 2002, 5:22 PM CDT


Many reasons have been thrown around this summer about the disappointing performance of the Sox, but one that has been overlooked is the black-and-white cat incident from May 14.

I was present on the warm half-price Monday versus the Rangers. The game was close until the Sox had a 10-run outburst in their last three innings at the plate. However, during the outburst, a cat ran onto the field in the eighth inning.

It came out of the stands near the left field line, ran past the Sox dugout then behind home, then made a sharp turn and headed to center field.

Kenny Lofton 'fielded' the tired cat in his mitt before security could remove the delinquent feline.

Since that fateful night, Lofton, who was hitting .304 at the time, has been in a horrible offensive funk and the Sox have been well below .500.

Coincidence? I don't think so.

I believe someone from Minneapolis performed a little black magic on the Sox that night, helping them race out to a huge lead in the Central.

The only remedy is to hold an exorcism at Comiskey and trade Todd Ritchie. He started the next game after the cat and lost, and Ritchie has gone 2-11 since the doomed night after the curse of the cat.

viagracat
07-25-2002, 07:51 PM
The Cubs have the billy goat, now the Sox have the cat. And I think a black cat walked on the field as the Cubs were collapsing in 1969.

As if the Sox don't have enough problems these days.

chisoxfanatic
07-26-2002, 12:39 AM
How can that cat be a curse? The Sox won that game!

Heather the Redbird

idseer
07-26-2002, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by chisoxfanatic
How can that cat be a curse? The Sox won that game!

Heather the Redbird

must have been one of those 'delayed' curses you read about.

Dadawg_77
07-26-2002, 10:24 AM
Originally posted by viagracat
(From Chicagosports.com)
By Jason Rohde
View from a Fan

July 25, 2002, 5:22 PM CDT


Many reasons have been thrown around this summer about the disappointing performance of the Sox, but one that has been overlooked is the black-and-white cat incident from May 14.

I was present on the warm half-price Monday versus the Rangers. The game was close until the Sox had a 10-run outburst in their last three innings at the plate. However, during the outburst, a cat ran onto the field in the eighth inning.

It came out of the stands near the left field line, ran past the Sox dugout then behind home, then made a sharp turn and headed to center field.

Kenny Lofton 'fielded' the tired cat in his mitt before security could remove the delinquent feline.

Since that fateful night, Lofton, who was hitting .304 at the time, has been in a horrible offensive funk and the Sox have been well below .500.

Coincidence? I don't think so.

I believe someone from Minneapolis performed a little black magic on the Sox that night, helping them race out to a huge lead in the Central.

The only remedy is to hold an exorcism at Comiskey and trade Todd Ritchie. He started the next game after the cat and lost, and Ritchie has gone 2-11 since the doomed night after the curse of the cat.

Okay, now Chicago Sport is stealing from us. If you go back a few weeks ago, I brought up the curse in my post about the duck.

sox_fan_forever
07-26-2002, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by Dadawg_77

If you go back a few weeks ago, I brought up the curse in my post about the duck.

I know you did. I remember that.

Moses_Scurry
07-26-2002, 01:04 PM
I actually won a beef from Roma's because of that night!! I called Murph & Fred during "What's Your Beef?" and won! I haven't gotten the beef yet, so if they want, I'll glad send the free beef certificate back if it will reverse the curse.