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Old 04-23-2006, 11:35 AM
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How did it start? I heard it was Manuel's fault, but not why. Something about basically giving a game away?

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Old 04-23-2006, 11:44 AM
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Be careful with the word curse on this site.

The Sox have had problems with Oakland for as long as I can remember, well back into the 80's and early 90's.

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Old 04-23-2006, 11:48 AM
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How did it start? I heard it was Manuel's fault, but not why. Something about basically giving a game away?
Eet ees no curse. Eet ees jus' horse-**** teems.
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:13 PM
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Eet ees no curse. Eet ees jus' horse-**** teems.
What he said.
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:18 PM
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I'd like to pawn it off to bad teams, but we had a good team last year that went 2-7 with Oakland. There has to be something else wrong, even if it's simple like just being blinded by the reflection from their stupid white shoes.
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:30 PM
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I'd like to pawn it off to bad teams, but we had a good team last year that went 2-7 with Oakland. There has to be something else wrong, even if it's simple like just being blinded by the reflection from their stupid white shoes.

Here's one reason.
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:47 PM
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Too much foul territory
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:50 PM
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I'd like to pawn it off to bad teams, but we had a good team last year that went 2-7 with Oakland. There has to be something else wrong, even if it's simple like just being blinded by the reflection from their stupid white shoes.
You think it might have anything to do with the fact that we have trouble on the west coast in general (perhaps due to the two hour time difference) as well as the fact that the A's have had phenomenal pitching for the past umpteen years?
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:54 PM
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I'd like to pawn it off to bad teams, but we had a good team last year that went 2-7 with Oakland. There has to be something else wrong, even if it's simple like just being blinded by the reflection from their stupid white shoes.
The Easter bunny, Santa Claus and other fictional characters were made up to amuse children. Curses were made up to amuse weak minded individuals.
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:56 PM
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I blame it on a goat

It's easier that way
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:48 PM
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I'd like to pawn it off to bad teams, but we had a good team last year that went 2-7 with Oakland. There has to be something else wrong, even if it's simple like just being blinded by the reflection from their stupid white shoes.
Ya, a coincidence.
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:33 PM
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There is no curse. (Last year, we got screwed by Wendelstedt)
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:44 PM
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Coincidentally Hawk and DJ were discussing how good this umpiring crew was this weekend and Hawk mentioned a contrasting umpire crew in one series last year and DJ said'' would you be referring to Oakland?''

hawk's response'' I am naming names but yea.''
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The Easter bunny, Santa Claus and other fictional characters were made up to amuse children.
"Fictional"? "Made up"? You're not going to be dissing the Tooth Fairy, too, are you?
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Old 04-23-2006, 07:43 PM
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"Fictional"? "Made up"? You're not going to be dissing the Tooth Fairy, too, are you?
You just wait to hear what I gotta say about that broad...
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