I thought this fact, about the Yankees sweeping the Bosox, from the ATM-Reports Blog was very interesting:
The Yankees became just the 2nd 1st place team to have a 5 game sweep over a team that started the series in 2nd place, joining the 1923 Giants (sweeping the Reds).
So, what you just saw happen this weekend has never happened before in American League history. (And, it’s only happened twice in big league history now.)
While this fact doesn’t take the full sting away from being the first team to lose a 7-game post-season series after being up 3-0, knowing that the Sox choked this weekend in a historically unique fashion makes you wonder if Babe Ruth has decided (in retrospect) that (lifting his curse in) 2004 was a bad idea at a practical joke on his part and he’s gone back to putting his curse on (in full effect).
Either that, or, the Curse of Johnny Damon now supercedes the recently reversed Curse of the Bambino.
Should it be called “The Curse of Johnny Damon”? Personally, I think “Damon’s Curse” has a better ring to it. Hopefully that ring will be # 27 for the Yankees this season.