Philadelphia’s “Every Fourth Year” Curse

Posted: 5th November 2009 by Kevin Lagowski in MLB
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The Phillies have just completed a great ride back to the World Series, ending up just two games (or three Cliff Lee clones) short of repeating as champions. á But donÆt be surprised that they didnÆt bring the trophy back home.á They were just the latest victim of PhiladelphiaÆs ôEvery Fourth Yearö (EFY) Curse. á And you thought the Curse of Billy Penn was bad. At least the Phillies eventually broke that. á The EFY Curse has proven completely unbreakable and has taken turns stifling each of our four professional sports teams on multiple occasions. á It all began in the year 1977. á Philadelphia had just been the focal point of our nationÆs bicentennial celebrations and was enjoying a period of sports prosperity, with the Flyers having made three consecutive trips to the Stanley ...

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