The Balaclava Curse: Izturis’ Error Ends Incredible Marathon

Posted: 18th October 2009 by Nick Poust in MLB
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Who would have thought it would come down to a balaclava?
Expecting a cold and rainy night in New York, Los Angeles Angels second baseman Maicer Izturis dressed warmly for Game Two of the American League Championship Series. He wore long-sleeves underneath his jersey and a balaclava, a form of headgear that covers the whole head and exposes only the face. Bundled up, he was ready for a long night on the diamond, and a long night it was. As evident in the first game, as well as in this second, a curse hangs over the head of whoever wears the balaclava. With a runner on second and two out in the first inning of Game One, Yankees designated hitter Hideki Matsui lifted a pop-fly to the left side of the infield.

Shortstop Eric Aybar hovered under it, as did third baseman Chone Fi ...

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