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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2011 League Championship Series

October 7, 2011 by  
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We are headed to Arlington as the Tigers and Rangers are in as we wait for the decisive Game 5 to determine who will be the two National League teams.  Our PhD Committee breaks down the season and remembers Steve Jobs.  Ed Kasputis interviews Matt Kory from overthemonster.com about the Red Sox epic September collapse.  Dave Matejczyk reviews the movie, Moneyball as we wait for the start of the League Championship Series.  Our next podcast will be a World Series warmup as we interview author, Sean Deveney about his book, The Original Curse.  Did the Cubs throw the 1918 World Series?

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2011 Chicago White Sox

May 19, 2011 by  
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Go Go White Sox!  We close our two week stay in the Windy City with three great interviews, John Chikow from The Magnificent Mile, Tom Skwerski from the Field Museum and Sean Deveney, author of The Original Curse.  Can the White Sox catch the Indians in the AL Central?  What about those Twins?  Next week we’ll be in the Twin Cities to talk about the Twins and to remember Hall of Famer, Harmon Killebrew.

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2011 Chicago Cubs

May 12, 2011 by  
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We’re at Wrigley Field talking about those lovable Cubs.  Farley’s happy and the Windy City is great until Ed interviews Sean Deveney, author of The Original Curse.  Deveney breaks the news that the 1918 Cubs taught the 1919 Black Sox how to throw a World Series.  Say it ain’t so Farley, say it ain’t so.  After the podcast, we hit the Red Line and head to the south side of Chicago in search of Chicago’s other baseball team and bad bad Leroy Brown.

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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.”

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