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Are the Rangers Cursed?

Posted By Alex Belth On August 15, 2012 @ 10:12 am In 1: Featured,Baseball,Games We Play,Links: Sportswriting,Sportswriting | Comments Disabled



Over at Grantland, Bryan Curtis asks: Is Good Luck in the Cards for the Rangers? [2]

An hour before baseball’s trade deadline, I sat in a room on Long Island while a portly, mysterious man studied the ancient object I’d set before him. I didn’t know much about Professor Sánchez. I’d found him in the back pages of a Spanish-language newspaper. He spoke little English. He never gave his first name. Professor Sánchez is a mentalist.

“Profesor,” I said in crummy Spanish, “my favorite team is the Texas Rangers.” I nodded at the object I’d placed before him: a throwback Rangers cap from the era of Geno Petralli. “Do the Rangers,” I asked, meeting his eyes, “have any … curses?”

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[2] Is Good Luck in the Cards for the Rangers?: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8268234/lifting-texas-rangers-curse

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