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Could the Chicago Cubs Claim a Permanent Disability?

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by Treadmarkz

The Chicago Cubs collected the most wins in the National League this year and yet they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team that made the playoffs because they won their division, but had the least wins of all NL playoff teams. Why? I’ll tell you why. The Curse of Fred Merkle. Look it up.

Because of this curse, the Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908. Yes that is 100 years this year. Being the 100th anniversary of the Cubs’ last championship, everyone in the baseball universe thought it quite fitting that they were having their best year in…ever, almost. It was almost a cosmic inevitability that the Cubs would finally shrug of the Curse of Merkle.

100 years.

Almost 100 wins.

It had to be.

And yet it isn’t.

Why? Because the Cubs are cursed.

Couldn’t the Cubs claim this curse as a permanent disability? If they did, think of the benefits they could receive. They could get the National League to pay for all of their expenses, so that they could save up their money for payroll and put together the most unstoppable force that ever took the field. They could get a first round bye in the playoffs. And all seven games of the NLCS and World Series at Wrigley Field so they would not have to travel!

Oh but then if they won the World Series, they would no longer be able to claim permanent disability. So never mind.

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  1. Yes Merkle’s famous “boner”. Of course the Cubs did win that one. Who knows maybe Fred or McGraw put the hex on the Cubbies.

    Of course… itcould’ve been me who perpetuated the Curse.

    Anyway, great post.

    ~JB@TheLaunchingPad

    JB

    October 5, 2008 at 11:50 PM

  2. This is an interesting take on disability claims. The interesting aspect of this argument is that many aspects are rather valid! You might be on to something here.

    Disability Claim

    October 10, 2008 at 2:21 PM


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