FanPost

Tracking this years Ex Cubs "curse " in the post season

There was a famous theory which I believe was first posited by Mike Royko that no team with 3 or more ex Cubs ever won a World Series and the team with most ex Cubs always lost to a team with fewer. it worked well until 2001 when when the Diamondbacks won the World Series with 3 ex Cubs. Never the less the curse seems to work more often than not ( another major exception where the 2009 Phillies) , this year it might appear the Rays and Brewers with 3 ex Cubs each are DOOMED particularly when there are few ex Cubs on other teams. As near as I can tell, the Yankees, Rangers, Phillies & Tigers have none ( I am only counting players who played at least one MLB game with the Cubs), The Cards & D'Backs have  have one

D'backs - Hank White

Cards- Riot

Brewers-McGehee, Hawkins, Hairston

Rays- Fuld, Farnsworth Cruz

I just hope the Curse works on Milwaukee , but not The Rays

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bleed Cubbie Blue

You must be a member of Bleed Cubbie Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleed Cubbie Blue. You should read them.

Join Bleed Cubbie Blue

You must be a member of Bleed Cubbie Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleed Cubbie Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker