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Shocking News--Boston Red Sox--1916*
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Shocking News--Boston Red Sox--1916*

Well earlier this month we knew that Manny Ramirez was caught for the 3rd time with Steroids, We also knew that David Ortiz and others on the 2004* and 2007* Red Sox used Steroids, (Yes the Yankees also used, perhaps all of the 1996*-2009* teams probably used also).
 
So of course that meant that 1918 became the fall back to Red Sox Fans, Till Now
We now have reason to believe that the 1918 Chicago Cubs may have thrown the World Series.
 
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I saw this today from the Albany Times union, and another link to Deadspin.
If this is true and "The Expert" has every reason to believe that is true, The new Look back of celebration for Red Sox Fans is 1916*
 
 
 
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The Bambino, the bloody sock and other Boston-New York baseball blowhardery
By Chris Churchill (Red Sox) and Jordan Carleo-Evangelist (Yankees) | Twitter
 

Did the Red Sox really deserve to win the 1918 World Series?

It wasn't just us, see. All the boys were doin' it.

Maybe that pesky 86-year drought shouldhave been longer.

Check out this pretty neat story citing the belief among some historians — and a document recently uncovered in a Chicago museum — suggesting that the 1918 Cubs maybe didn’t try their hardest in the 1918 title series.

The thesis — which can probably never be proved because anyone with first-hand knowledge has long since croaked — is that the same gamblers who corrupted the infamous 1919 White Sox may have had their hooks in the underpaid and woebegotten ’18 Cubbies.

The suspicions, apparently, are not new. The Sporting News reported on them, too, way back in 2008.

I know. I know. At this point, who really cares?

But my two favorite details from this bizarre story are a) that before one game in the series both teams refused to take the field because the team owners were withholding the players’ full World Series shares and b) that Cubs pitchers had a 1.04 ERA in the series and still lost.

Talk about the dead ball era.

Anyway. The story is worth a read — if for no other reason than to make us all feel better about the steroid era.

Still, I look forward to seeing the Fenway grounds crew painting over that 1918 banner. I’ve got some green paint in my garage if they need it.

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  1. No doubt a Yankee fan!

    Comment by Henry Hill — April 22nd, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

     

    http://deadspin.com/#!382009/did-the-cubs-throw-the-1918-world-series

     

    From Deadspin.com

     

    9,028 views, Apr 21, 2008 3:00 PM
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