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The CURSE of Michael Barrett

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by Electric Chair, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Electric Chair

    Electric Chair New Member

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    http://fannation.com/blogs/post/49053

    The Cubs are no strangers to curses, having dealt with the wrath of an exiled billygoat for the past six decades. But now it looks like they have found another ballclub to share in the misery, if not take the burden off their shoulders altogether.

    The transfer of the curse -- if you believe in such silly notions -- took place on June 20, when Chicago traded catcher Michael Barrett, who had spent the better part of the past two seasons auditioning for the All-Ruffian team, to the San Diego Padres for backup catcher Rob Bowen and outfield prospect Kyler Burke.

    These were the records of both teams after games played on June 19, Barrett's last full day with the Cubs:

    Records on June 19
    Chicago Cubs: 32-37
    San Diego Padres: 41-29

    Here is the Cubs' record since the deal and the Padres' mark since Barrett made his debut for them:

    Chicago Cubs: 25-12
    San Diego Padres: 15-21
     
  2. nutzgrant

    nutzgrant New Member

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    Yeah, I read this yesterday as well...It actually kind of freaked me out. Although, he seems to be doing a wonderful job for C.Y. :icon_shrug:
     
  3. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    But now CY is on the DL!:tdown:

    Hmmmmm, the mystery thickens...:icon_eek:
     
  4. Boltdiehard

    Boltdiehard Well-Known Member

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    Hey at least the Cubs took that monster hitter Kendall off the A's hands. :icon_rofl: :abq2:
     
  5. rexy2006

    rexy2006 Well-Known Member

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    Let's hope the Kurse of Kendall went right along with him.:yes:
     
  6. Kwak

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    Good for the As! That dude is soo overpaid.
     
  7. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Seems the curse has been reversed, affecting Barrett himself:

    Barrett headed to DL; Laforest to be recalled

    SIGNONSANDIEGO

    9:19 p.m. August 10, 2007

    Padres catcher Michael Barrett is headed to the disabled list because of concussion-like symptoms, Manager Bud Black said after Friday's 12-7 win over the Reds in Cincinnati.

    Pete Laforest, a left-handed hitter with 29 home runs in Triple-A this year, will be recalled from Portland and join the team for today's game.

    Black described Barrett as "fuzzy" after taking a foulball to the facemask Sunday, and Barrett had similar symptoms after departing last night's game, in which he was banged in the helmet while trying to break up a doubleplay.

    To replenish their bullpen, which got 26 outs on Friday, the Padres will option Jack Cassel and recall a pitcher from Triple-A.
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  9. tboltzcali

    tboltzcali Well-Known Member

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    He starts today and we lost. Git rid of this dude.
     
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  10. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    But is it because he started?

    I mean, there were 7 other guys in the line up who also failed to produce runs. 8 if you count the pitcher.
     
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  11. tboltzcali

    tboltzcali Well-Known Member

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    Yea because he cursed them all!!!!
     
  12. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    haha

    Seriously, though

    If you want to tell me to get rid of him because he's batting .234 with a .241 OBP and a .290 SLG as a Padre I can fully get behind that.
    (or at least the general idea of what you're saying there, as the team needs a back up catcher, no matter how bad he might be.)

    What I can't get behind is the theory that an entire team loses because of 1 guy in the starting line up.
     
  13. tboltzcali

    tboltzcali Well-Known Member

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    He wasnt in the lineup yesterday and they won.
     
  14. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    So what was the excuse today?
     

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