Milwaukee Brewers 2012: Will the 3B Curse End with Ramirez?

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Milwaukee Brewers 2012: Will the 3B Curse End with Ramirez?
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An exhasperated Bill Hall must have wondered how he went from dynamic team MVP to a guy who re-invented the Mendoza Line.

On opening day this season, recent Cubs transplant Aramis Ramirez will be the Brewers 8th starting third basemen since the millenium 12 years ago. 

Even as a hardcore Brewers fan, I had trouble remembering names like Wes Helms and Tyler Houston

Those guys played for the Brewers?

Here's a list of opening day third basemen from 2000-2007 that reads almost like a list of starting quarterbacks on moribund NFL teams.

Jose Hernandez (the Human K), Houston, Helms, Jeff Cirillo, Bill Hall and Craig Counsell.

This article takes a look at this position and the possibility that a curse may have been put on it over the last twelve years and particularly in recent years. 

The slideshow of these recent Brewers' third basemen features either a profoundly manic fall from grace or in one case, a needed position switch to survive the curse as a rookie.

The Cubs have their well-known curse, and maybe Ramirez coming to Milwaukee means the two curses cancel each other out for the Brewers third base position to finally maintain effectiveness.

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