It got late early and the Cubs just gave us more of the same. In what was thought to be a change postseason for Major League Baseball, the North Side nihilists ended up giving hope the finger. The curse will not be reversed.
All had complied with Torre's clubhouse rules til Manny came along with specific pre-game music that got him ready to take the field and hair he'd grown for a few years into wild, scrambled-looking dreadlocks.
When the Red Sox unloaded Manny to the Dodgers for essentially a day pass to Universal Studios, it set off the kind of mass media hysteria normally reserved for the Pope's visit or the premiere of The Love Guru.