The Boner [From The Vault]

I was just pointed to this article about a new Chicago Cubs documentary which mentions the Billy Goat curse (as well as some other not-so-great moments in Cubs history).  Whenever this comes up I’m newly amazed that whatever curse/string of bad luck that has led to the Cubbies remaining World Series-free since 1908 doesn’t begin and end with Johnny Evers.  And I say this as a borderline Johnny Evers obsessive–  I find him completely fascinating.  But he stole the pennant from the Giants in 1908 with that (admittedly brilliant) jujitsu he pulled on poor Fred Merkle.  “Merkle’s Boner” wasn’t a boner at all — and I’m convinced the bad karma around it has been hanging around the Cubs ever since.

And while I’m kicking around in the archives, how about some more Johnny Evers fun?

t-e-c

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One response to “The Boner [From The Vault]

  1. I am always thought about this, thankyou for posting .

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