Tuesday, October 18, 2005
The Curse of Chester Nez
NOB HILL--It's World Series time and the Boston Red Sox have long since hung up their spikes and grabbed their remotes. Boston fans have nobody to blame except themselves. Last year they relied on Navajo Code-Talker Chester Nez to break the Curse of the Bambino. This year he seems to have been ignored.
Last year he stood in the front yard of his Albuquerque home, turned east, and blessed Boston with raised hands and corn pollen sifting into the wind. This year...nothing.
Last year he was a hot search engine query here at Albloggerque. This year, one query. And boy did it show. Boston seems to have done the same to Chester Nez that they did to the Bambino: they got rid of both of them when they thought they didn't need them anymore. Now they just might have a double curse.