June 25, 2019
Like most Boston sports fans, Sam Oshana can be said to be long-suffering, in a way, especially when it comes to the Boston Red Sox. Though the Red Sox were one of the best teams in the league as a founding franchise of the American League of Major League Baseball and won the first-ever World Series, after 1918, they suddenly stopped winning World Series championships after 1918. The blame for the drought went to the "Curse of the Bambino,” which supposedly hovered over the Sox after they sold the great Babe Ruth’s contract to the hated New York Yankees that year.

The Red Sox would not win a World Series after 1918, until 2004, when they became one of the most potent franchises in Major League Baseball. In the early part of the 21st Century, it is clear the curse has been lifted, since they won in 2004 and 2013, over the St. Louis Cardinals, in 2007, over the Colorado Rockies, and in 2018, over the Los Angeles Dodgers.