31 Oct '16, 4pm

These are the most infamous curses that still plague sports franchises.

These are the most infamous curses that still plague sports franchises.

Sports and superstition go hand-in-hand. As curious humans, we’re infatuated with factual, evidence-backed answers, and when none present themselves, we resort to fiction to help explain what’s happened. As in, ‘there’s no way I could’ve pitched a no-hitter solely on talent and skill… It must’ve been because I skipped over those white lines and ate Waffle House for lunch.’ While these quirks can help keep players focused and motivated, the other side of sports superstition — curses – leads to nothing but insanity. The most notable sports hex being the Curse of the Great Bambino, which saw MLB’s Boston Red Sox go champion-less for 86 seasons after trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees. From the outside looking in, it sounds crazy to blame the winless streak on one player, however for Bostonians it was the only explanation, because they never lacked talent, faith, support or love...

Full article: http://hypebeast.com/2016/10/sports-curses-hexes-baseball...

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