Cubs Curse is Contagious

Several recent misfortunes are coincidentally connected to Wrigley Field

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past three days, you know by now that Governor Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody for allegedly trying to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat President-elect Barack Obama left behind.

In addition, the governor is accused of threatening the Tribune Company's sale of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field unless specific members of the Chicago Tribune's editorial board were fired.

Isn't Blagojevich supposed to be a Cubs fan?

Frank Sennett at The TOC Blog proposes something even more disturbing:

"[T]his development strongly suggests that the Cubs curse that has kept the North Siders out of the World Series has now gone airborne and is infecting nearly everything it touches."

The idea isn't as crazy as it sounds. Just ask Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, who submitted his application to purchase the Cubs last year and made an initial bid of $1.3 billion this past July. He was later accused of insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Earlier this week, poor Ron Santo, the former Cubs third baseman, was denied induction to the Hall of Fame for the fourth time in a row.

Monday, the Tribune Company (owner of the Cubs) filed for bankruptcy protection due to $13 billion of debt.

And now, Cubs fan Blagojevich has found himself in some very hot water and the current national laughing-stock.

With all this unfortunate Cubs-related activity going on, you might want to steer clear of Wrigley Field for a while.

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