Ask any fan of the Boston Red Sox what the worst stretch in franchise history is, and they'll tell you the 86 years of the Curse of the Bambino.
Ask any fan what the lowest moment in franchise history is, and chances are they'll tell you right now.
2012 has not been a fun season for the Sox, and many fans feel like we've officially hit rock bottom. In the end this is just one season among many that will hopefully someday be forgotten.
So, why does it feel so much worse when compared to the Curse years?
Let me try and answer that for you.