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Scottiehaswheels
05-14-2007, 02:09 PM
Reverse the curse: A somewhat entertaining partial explanation for Mark Buehrle's three straight missed attempts at picking up career victory No. 100 has surfaced, and it can be traced to teammate Jose Contreras. Three starts ago, Contreras was asked to remove a bracelet in between pitches so as not to distract the hitters.
The bracelet had a spiritual connection to the religion of Santeria, practiced by Guillen and now by Contreras. According to Guillen, the bracelet should not be touched by anyone not a part of Santeria, so he put the bracelet in a towel and gave the towel to Buehrle to put in Contreras' locker. The bracelet slipped in the transition, falling to the ground, with Buehrle picking it up to Guillen's cries of horror.
"Ozzie started screaming, 'No. No. How's Heath Phillips doing in the Minors? Get Buehrle out of here,'" said Buehrle with a laugh. "I guess it's all voodoo or religious stuff. He said don't touch it, and it was too late."
Continued here (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070513&content_id=1962245&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws)....

spiffie
05-14-2007, 02:11 PM
Chickens and goats around the Chicago area are trembling in fear right now.

Scottiehaswheels
05-14-2007, 02:16 PM
Chickens and goats around the Chicago area are trembling in fear right now.:cool: :cool: Maybe thats what we're missing... Gotta get Jobu going in the lockerroom... Maybe that's why we didn't ban alcohol in the clubhouse? :D:

Chicken Dinner
05-14-2007, 02:28 PM
And what does this have to do with our sub .200 batting averages????:o:

Madscout
05-14-2007, 02:31 PM
We didn't keep the bats warm.

Flight #24
05-14-2007, 03:17 PM
Per-ASB 2006- Team avg: .288 (#2 in MLB) / Team OPS: .829 (#2)

***-------Ozzie starts yanking Anderson in & out of lineup---------***

Post-ASB 2006 - Team avg.: .271 (#16) / Team OPS: .778 (#9)
2007 - Team avg.: .220 (#30) / Team OPS: .659 (#28)

I give to you........
The Curse of BA!


:anderson:
"I NEVER take it off! I die wit it in my mout! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!"

chisoxmike
05-14-2007, 03:19 PM
We didn't keep the bats warm.
Hats for bats.

spiffie
05-14-2007, 03:27 PM
Sox players hit straight ball very much. But curve ball, bats are afraid.

eriqjaffe
05-14-2007, 04:20 PM
With whatever respect may be due to Sublime:

"I don't practice Santeria
And I can't hit a curveball
Signed for 15 million dollars but I
Can't hit at all
If I could find that talent
And that mojo that I'd found
Well I'd crack couple doubles
And I'd get balls down..."

oeo
05-14-2007, 04:27 PM
Per-ASB 2006- Team avg: .288 (#2 in MLB) / Team OPS: .829 (#2)

***-------Ozzie starts yanking Anderson in & out of lineup---------***

Post-ASB 2006 - Team avg.: .271 (#16) / Team OPS: .778 (#9)

If you want to say Ozzie was yanking him in and out of the lineup...he was doing it all season, not just after the All Star Break. He actually had one more AB in the second half compared to the first half.

cws05champ
05-14-2007, 11:55 PM
With whatever respect may be due to Sublime:

"I don't practice Santeria
And I can't hit a curveball
Signed for 15 million dollars but I
Can't hit at all
If I could find that talent
And that mojo that I'd found
Well I'd crack couple doubles
And I'd get balls down..."

Awsome!!!!:D: :D: