2018 Minicast – The Original Curse

February 8, 2018 by  
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Let’s go back almost 100 years to the only World Series played in September, the 1918 World Series.  Did the Chicago Cubs throw the 1918 World Series to the Boston Red Sox?  Did this act curse both the Cubs and Red Sox organizations for decades to come?  Ed Kasputis interviews Sporting News writer and author, Sean Deveney about his intriguing book, The Original Curse.

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2016 – The Original Curse

March 3, 2016 by  
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The Original Curse

Let’s go back 98 years to the only World Series played in September, the 1918 World Series.  Did the Chicago Cubs throw the 1918 World Series to the Boston Red Sox?  Did this act curse both the Cubs and Red Sox organizations for decades to come?  Can the 2016 Cubs finally break this curse?  Ed Kasputis interviews Sporting News writer and author, Sean Deveney about his intriguing book, The Original Curse.

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2013 Minicast – The Original Curse

December 9, 2013 by  
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The Original Curse

Congratulations to the Red Sox for winning this year’s World Series   Let’s go back 95 years to the only World Series played in September, the 1918 World Series.  Did the Chicago Cubs throw the 1918 World Series to the Boston Red Sox?  Did this act curse both the Cubs and Red Sox organizations for decades to come?  Ed Kasputis interviews Sporting News writer and author, Sean Deveney about his intriguing book, The Original Curse.

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The Original Curse

October 13, 2011 by  
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The World Series starts in 5 days.  As we wait for the Fall Classic, let’s go back 93 years to the only World Series played in September, the 1918 World Series.  Did the Chicago Cubs throw the 1918 World Series to the Boston Red Sox?  Did this act curse both the Cubs and Red Sox organizations for decades to come?  Ed Kasputis interviews Sporting News writer and author, Sean Deveney about his intriguing book, The Original Curse.  Next stop, our World Series podcast which will be released on Tuesday, October 18th.

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The San Diego Chicken has Never Played Fenway

June 28, 2011 by  
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It’s Red Sox week with our PhD Committee preparing for our Boston Red Sox podcast which will be released on Friday, July 1st.  Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Dave Brown from BigLeagueStew.com and Matt Kory from overthemonster.com as we learn more about those Red Sox and their beautiful legacy park.

Did you know that The Famous San Diego Chicken has never played Fenway?  It’s hard to believe but true. We learned this fact during our special edition podcast, Episode 51.  Fenway is the only major league ball park that has eluded baseball’s greatest mascot.  When will this injustice be corrected?

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Boston Red Sox Team Pulse
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Opening Day Starts Tonight!

Did the Cubs throw the 1918 World Series?

May 10, 2011 by  
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1918 World Series: Cubs vs. Red Sox

This week is Cubs’ week with our podcast featuring the Chicago Cubs being released on Friday, May 13th. Did the 1918 Cubs teach the 1919 Black Sox how to throw a World Series?  Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Sean Deveney about his book, The Original Curse in the first of a two part interview spanning two podcasts.

The 1918 Major League season was like no other.  America had entered World War I.  The U.S. Government had passed a work or fight law.  Major League Baseball started its season not knowing if the U.S. Government would shut it down at any time.  Players were getting drafted and leaving for military service during the season.  Deveney paints a wonderful word picture on what our country was going through and sets the stage for the 1918 World Series.

The Original Curse really taught me many things that I did not know,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD.  “This book is the perfect Baseball PhD book.  You’ll learn a lot about baseball but more importantly you’ll learn a lot about our country’s history.  Deveney’s web site for this book is also a thinking man’s treasure.”

1918 Pandemic

National World War I Museum in Kansas City

Chicago Cubs Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Chicago Cubs Podcast

Past Posts about the Chicago Cubs

Cactus League 2011

Harry Caray – His Best Calls

Harry Caray on Crackerjacks

I’m a Cubs Fan and a Bud Man

Wrigley Field Tour

Jonathan Eig – Get Capone

A League of their Own