Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/21

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Way to go, Sox !
From: jklu at (Jeffrey Lu)
Date: Thu Oct 21 07:29:09 2004
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Sold in 1918 actually...this is a great story if you want to know a 
little about that happening and the untruths still being spread by 

Racism?  The place that made Bill Russell uncomfortable while he was 
winning 11 championships for the Celts, the team (Sox) that was the 
last team to integrate, the team that declined to scout WIllie Mays 
because it was raining?  Shocking.

On Oct 21, 2004, at 9:30 AM, wrote:

> Just read a column in the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), where 
> the writer argues that there is no curse on the Red Sox (for my fellow 
> European LUGgers, there is a legend that the Red Sox have been cursed 
> since they sold the Pele of baseball, Babe Ruth, to the NY Yankees in 
> the 1920s). Rather, he attributes their consistent record of failure 
> in the past 80 years to the fact that they have often passed on 
> signing promising black players due to racism, and that they play in a 
> decrepid, old stadium.
> But the curse legend is admittedly more fun...Anyway, congratulations 
> to the Bostonians and condolences to the New Yorkers.
> Nathan
> Nathan Wajsman
> Almere, Netherlands
> ----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----

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