Game 7: The Curse Will Finally End… For One Team

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Updated: November 2, 2016
There will be 1509 postseason games, concluding the game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. This is the thirty-eighth time that the series went the distance.Which curse will be reversed?
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The Cubs’ last won it all 39,466 days ago since their title against the Detroit Tigers, and they only had to wait 368 days between championship titles. That’s because they faced the Tigers in the 1907 World Series and won it all for their first title.
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Of course, this is their first World Series appearance since World War II, in which they would lose to the Tigers [go figure] in seven games. In game four of the ’45 World Series, William Sianis brought a smelly goat into Wrigley Field, which resulted in several fans feeling uncomfortable w/ the stench and could not handle w/ the smell. Sianis was asked to leave w/ his goat, but he was not happy w/ the outcome. He then telegram to Philip Knight Wrigley, executive of the Cubs, declaring
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“You are going to lose this World Series and you are never going to win another World Series again. You are never going to win a World Series again because you insulted my goat.” After the game four loss, newspapers were quickly flying and printing out that someone put a hex on the Cubs.
After the incident with Sianis and his goat “Murphy”, the Cubs did not play in the World Series for the next 71 years until, on the 46th anniversary of Billy Sianis’ death, they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5–0 in game 6 of the 2016 National League Championship Series to win the NL pennant.
This is only their 58th postseason game the Cubs have ever played and they will conclude their 59th, win or lose. They were losing the series 3-1, but they are now all tied up and will plan to continue their hot offense with a 9-3 victory.
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The Indians’ last title was 24,859 days ago when they faced against the Bravos of Boston, who they only won their second since their miracle run in 1914 and their tenth since their establishment in 1871. The Indians won it all in 6 games, but during the 1949 season, Indians fan Charlie Lupica spent 117 days on a flagpole, waiting for the Indians to regain first place.
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They never did, and he gave up his pursuit when the Indians were mathematically eliminated on September 25. Owner Bill Veeck buried the World Series flag at center field, and unintentionally gave the hex to the franchise in which they haven’t won it all since. Sure, they won four more AL Pennants in 1954, 1995, 1997, and 2016, but…
– In 1954, they won 111 games in a 154-game season — a winning record of .721. They were favored to win it all, but somebody didn’t messaged the Giants when the World Series concluded, via the sweep. In a 4-game sweep, the Giants scored 21 while the Indians scored just 9. They also had 2 11-game winning streaks and was the last AL team until the Toronto Blue Jays accomplished this feat in the 2015 regular season.
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– 1995 was the first time that the Indians came to the fall classic since their unfortunate upset at the hands of the then-New York Giants 41 years prior. Game three of the ’95 Fall Classic marked their first victory since their game six victory in the ’48 Fall Classic; coincidentally, they are facing the Braves, but not in Boston this time. It may be the same Braves franchise, but they now represent Atlanta since 1966.
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The Indians may have won 100 games in a shortened strike season of 144 games, but the Braves have gotten the last laugh and their revenge, as the “Team of the 90s” has its title; the first time that a franchise has won it all in three different cities.
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-1997 was their last time prior to their 2016 run, as the Indians continued to dominated the AL before the Yankees returned to their dominance. This time, it was against the up-and-coming franchise that had set a record by reaching the World Series in only their fifth season: the Florida [now Miami] Marlins. They had a 3-1 series lead, but some statistic showed up, where the NFL had two games in which it ended in a tie. That [unintentionally] became their biggest downfall, as the Florida Marlins won the World Series.

-2016 is the present and the now, but some stat man posted that there are two NFL games that resulted in a tie; this was prior to a 3-1 Series Lead, but they blew the lead and are now tied up.

So the question remains: Which curse will be reverse? The Curse of the Billy Goat, via “Murphy’s” Law? Or will the Curse of the Veeck’s World Series Championship Flag Burial continues?

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