The Curse of the Bambino Has Moved To New York

Eduardo HarariContributor IMay 13, 2009

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: A general view of a picture of Babe Ruth in the hallway at Yankee Stadium on September 11, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The 85 year old ball park will be closed after the 2008 season as the New York Yankees move to the new Yankee Stadium to begin the 2009 season. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Many baseball fans must be wondering what’s going on with George Steinbrenner and his mighty Yankees this season. Since the announcement of the construction of the new stadium the all mighty pink stripes have been in a constant slide at home.

Could it be that the Bambino did not approve of the destruction of his home and made a transfer of his curse from Fenway to New York?  A true Yankee fan will tell you that it takes time for a team to adapt to their new surroundings but its incredible to see that the team can’t seem to do anything right.

The Yankees have in paper the best pitching money can buy at least in the American League combined with a great and established lineup that has been together forever what’s the reason for the worst record in 6 years at home.

Here come the numbers so that those fans don’t say that the numbers are made up. All the numbers are from the start of the season till the 12th of May of each year.

Year                 Record             Home               Away               Position Standings

2002                24 – 14            9 - 6                 15 – 8              2nd

2003                26 – 11            10 – 5              16 – 6              1st

2004                19 – 14            10 – 6              9 – 8                2nd

2005                16 – 19            12 - 11             4 – 8                4th

2006                20 – 13            11 – 5              9 – 8                1st

2007                17 – 18            10 – 9              7 – 9                3rd

2008                19 – 20            9 – 9                10 – 11            4th

2009                15 – 17            6 -7                  9 -10                3rd

I guess that in New York it doesn’t matter how much money is invested to buy a championship or how the media speaks about the Team or it’s ownership but it is all “spiritual”. The next time that the Yankees want to move they should consider making a trip to Cooperstown to consult with the true Yankee owners.

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