The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: The Billy Goat

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As our series on the supposed “curses” that have prevent the Chicago Cubs from winning the World Series, we finally get to the most well known of the many fables. I am, of course, talking about the infamous “Billy Goat curse” that has been responsible for the lack of World Continue reading The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: The Billy Goat

The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: The Evil Eye

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As you should know by now, if you have been following this series I do not believe in curses, jinxes, hexes or anything along those lines. However, many people do and blame all that black magic for the reason the Chicago Cubs have failed to win a World Series in Continue reading The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: The Evil Eye

The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: Wrigley Field

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As our series on those supposed “Cubbie Curses” that have prevented the Chicago Cubs from winning the World Series all these years continues, one of the stops has to be Wrigley Field. After all, the Cubs have not won a World Series since they began calling Wrigley their home. Both Continue reading The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: Wrigley Field

The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: Charles Murphy

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In preparation for this series on the supposed curses that have haunted the Chicago Cubs, I have done a lot of research on Cubs history and heard a lot of interesting stories. This weeks edition comes because of a tip from World Series Dreaming fan Pete D’Alessandro. In 1945, Billy Continue reading The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: Charles Murphy

The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: Harry Pulliam

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Our journey through the odd history of the Chicago Cubs begins in the year 1908, the very year they last won the World Series. On September 23 of 1908 the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Giants and the Cubs were in a heated pennant race. The Cubs (90-53) and Giants (87-50) Continue reading The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: Harry Pulliam

The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: Introduction

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George Santayana famously said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. For the fans of the Chicago Cubs though, the past is not something they are usually too keen to look back on. After all, after going 105 years without winning a World Championship, and 68 Continue reading The Odd Stories That Could Only Happen to the Cubs: Introduction