History Trivia: Cub's Curse

The "real" reason the Cubs took 100 years to win another World Series. And no, it's not because they were having a really long celebration for their 1908 victory. 

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went more than one hundred years without winning a world

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series The last world siri's they won was back in

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nineteen o eight I don't even know if people existed

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back in nineteen away This's how long ago they want

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a world siri's Now they went to the world series

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in nineteen forty five against the detroit tigers Now here's

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what hap of fan wanted to enter the game with

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him and his friend And he had two tickets Nothing

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wrong with this situation right Wrong His friend was actually

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a goat so the people at the gate of the

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stadium apparently had some rule against bringing goat said so

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the gentleman was not particularly fund on this rule So

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as a result he cast a spell hex Another one

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i get speaking Curse is what it wass and it

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became know as the curse of the billy goat and

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the cubs would not Even come close to getting back

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to the world siri's let alone winning one There was

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one time back in two thousand three where they had

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a great team and look like they were going to

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make it to the world series that the batter hits

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a pop fly ball and it looks like it's going

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foul but then it might go fair but then it's

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going foul but it looks like the chicago cubs outfielder

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could catch it right so he goes over to the

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stands and he goes over to try to catch it

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and then a fan goes to catch it and then

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the ball drops and then everyone is upset with the

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fat that's not the point but we want to focus

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on is the fact that the cubs we're still cursed

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until this year they went to the world series against

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the cleveland indians they were down three games to one

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and what happened They came backto win the show unbelievable

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that just goes to show that superstitions and curses can

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be broken Now The cubs weren't the only sports team

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that we're cursed for a long time This also happened

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with the boston red Sox who since nineteen nineteen had

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traded babe ruth to the new york yankees And that

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wound up cursing their legacy although it was overturned back

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in two thousand eight when they wanted winning the world 00:02:54.363 --> [endTime] series