Secrets of the Chicago Cubs Curse Unveiled!
That's right, I have found the undeniable source of the Cubs World Series drought! Today, I stumbled upon a Baseball Prospectus article that finally connected all the dots:
David Laurila: How would you describe the [Baseball Writers Association of America]?Don't see the connection? Well let me make it obvious for you (idiot):
Jack O’Connell: It’s a non-profit and basically an organization of reporters who cover Major League Baseball on a regular basis. We’re over 100 years old; the organization was formed in 1908, during the World Series that year. It was Chicago versus Detroit and the [press] facilities were abysmal... so [writers] had meetings with the two league presidents and said, “Hey, we’re covering baseball, we’re promoting the game, give us a place to work.” That was the beginning of the press box.
Cubs Championships before Pressboxes and the BBBWAA:
Cubs Championships after Pressboxes and the BBBWAA:
Clearly the necromancing BBWAA and their twisted, magic-amplifying, sacred-crystal-manufacturing press booths have deliberately and insidiously toyed with the Chicago Cubs fate. I have presented the facts and stats, now it is up to year, dear readership, to conduct the revolt.