The Curse of the Bambino died at 86. It lived a long and full life, fueling great depression in Boston from the Great Depression through the dawn of the 21st century.
The Curse of the Billy Goat turns 71 this fall, a vibrant symbol of the failure of the Chicago Cubs since World War II. The curse was on life support this spring, as the Cubs laid waste to the rest of the National League.
However, there is no more compelling second-half story line than this: the Cubs aren’t really going to blow this, are they?
The team celebrated on stage and in song as America’s most lovable losers started the second half with the largest lead in the major leagues. The...