Is No. 44 cursed?

From Jake Peavy to Merv Connors, No. 44 has a sad history with the White Sox.

Check out my first post at South Side Sox on the tragic history of White Sox No. 44.

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Jim Margalus

Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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mechanicalturk

We can already see the difference in posting style between the two sites.
SM: Isn’t this Pods paradox strange?
SSS: CURSED, EVERYONE IS CURSED!
South Side Sox rhymes with Fox (News). I don’t believe in coincidence.

mechanicalturk

Exactly the sort of thing that makes it intimidating for new posters. How am I supposed to keep track of all these rules?

soxexile

I’m not sure you can really consider a number cursed if Moe Drabowski wore it. His name alone entitles him to significant respect, regardless of his performance.

buford

Yeah, but we have an active Moe among Chicago sportswriters.

buford

After 20 curse-filled years with the Cubs, Cub great Phil Cavarretta took his jinxed #44 to the South Side for his final 2 years in 1954 and 1955.
Without question, his purpose was to transfer the Cubs World Series curse to the Sox through the black magic of #44.
And it worked against the Sox for 50 years.
Unfortunately for Cub fans, it remains working against the Cubs.
See what happens when you transfer a curse, Phil ?
Come to think of it, this could be where my disdain for guys named Phil originated.

winningugly

Phil just died this week. Curse lifted.
#44 rising.

buford

I didn’t know that he had passed.
I’m glad he had a long life and hopefully a happy one.

brettdavis

Excellent article. Wow, Billy Koch. What an utter waste of a trade.