And Wasn't That Thomas E. Dewey At Shortstop?

It was probably a bad idea for Boston ground-keepers to paint the World Series logo on the Fenway Park grass on Thursday. That was tempting the Red Sox's 85-year-old Curse of the Bambino. Or of Buckner. And now Boone--as in Aaron--who smacked an 11th-inning homer to propel the hated-rival Yankees to the World Series. The only memento that Sox fans had to treasure was an editorial in the New York Post lamenting that the Yankees may have "acquired a curse of their own" after losing the seventh game. The editorial, which ran in 200,000 of the paper's 650,000 copies, was one...

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