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Theo Epstein is the Curse Breaker

The Chicago Cubs, after 108 years have finally won the World Series. After over a century of waiting, this marquee franchise deserved it. Despite some controversial decisions, Joe Maddon managed the team well. The team was full of talented players, both on the mound and at the plate. After getting 103 wins during the regular season, the Cubs seemed destined to finally break their curse. But what exactly started such a curse, and what ultimately led to it being broken?

In 1945, during Game 4 of the World Series, a Cubs fan placed a curse on the team. William Sianis was asked to leave Wrigley Field, due to the odor of his pet goat. When he was exiting, Sianis stated, “Them Cubs, they ain’t gonna win no more.” The Cubs ended up losing that World Series, and didn’t return to one until this past season.

I think there is one man that can be given credit for breaking the Chicago Cubs curse. That one man is none other than Theo Epstein, the President of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs. Epstein was able to put all the necessary parts in place, to put history into motion. He was able to secure one of the best managers in the game of baseball, and after just five years with the Cubs, he had all of the right players assembled.

People like Theo Epstein don’t get enough credit. The hard work that front office personnel put into the team goes all but underappreciated. But not Theo Epstein. People in the baseball community have already pegged him as Hall of Fame bound. Some are even considering him one of the best baseball executives to have ever been involved in the game of baseball. And that’s not just because of what he was able to do for the Chicago Cubs.

In 1919, the Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. Up to that point, the Red Sox had been one of the most popular and successful teams in all of baseball. Once Babe Ruth was traded to the rival Yankees, Boston began an 84-year World Series winless drought. Meanwhile, the Bronx Bombers became a dominate franchise, with 27 World Series Championships. The “Curse of the Bambino” was broken in 2004, just two years after none other than Theo Epstein became the general manager.

Theo Epstein has broken two MAJOR curses, that impacted two of the most well-known baseball franchises. He ended sadness and heartbreak for two huge baseball cities. Through sheer determination, raw ability, and pure baseball genius, Epstein has become one of the best baseball executives to ever be associated with the game. He is certainly guaranteed a spot in the baseball Hall of Fame.

As good as Theo Epstein is, Awesome Sports Logos has one curse that not even he could break. And that’s the New Orleans Curse!

 
 
Known as "The Big Easy", New Orleans is not only known for Mardi Gras, but also for its voodoo experience and voodoo shops. From this, we bring you the New Orleans Curse. We love this basketball logo of a voodoo doll going up for a slam, pins still intact. No witchcraft or spells with this funny New Orleans t-shirt, just a lot of compliments when you walk around with it on.

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Blake Cole

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Sports Logo Review of the Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies were born into the Major League Baseball world prior to the 1993 season. Twenty-two years in the books and the Rockies have made the playoffs three times, never having won the National League West division. The "Blake Street Bombers," did, however, undergo a magical 2007 run that took them all the way to the World Series, where they fell to the Boston Red Sox in four consecutive games. 

Really, their success, or lack thereof, isn't absolutely horrendous. After all, they did make a World Series. More than a handful of teams within that same time frame have not reached a World Series. However, when you compare them to the team that joined them in expansion, the then Florida (and now Miami) Marlins, it doesn't look so good. And it isn't because the Marlins have had dashing success on a consistent level, but they do have two World Series titles to their name.

Another thing the Marlins have endured that the Rockies have not is a logo evolution. Not only have the Rockies maintained the same color scheme, but they have maintained the same logo for more than two decades, too. It might be time for the Rockies to spice things up, though. 
 
 
 
Logo photos courtesy of sportslogos.net 
 
All of that aside, I don't mind their current logo. But you know how when you go up into the attic and see a widget that's been untouched for a year or two it just looks much older and more antiquated than it really is? That's the feel I get with this logo. 

The color scheme features purple with black, silver, and white. I like that combination, particularly because it isn't the most common collection of colors. I do, however, think the colors could be sharpened up to have a more 2010s feel to it. The colors just don't pop. The silver seems more like gray without a metallic feel to it. 

My biggest issue, though, is with the graphics that create the logo's foundation. It kind of seems like this logo was created by someone who was really, really good at WordArt. It has some simple detail, but when your nickname is a mountain range, I think you can spice up the mountain a bit more. 

The flying baseball adds a generic feel, too. Not that I don't like the stereotypical flying baseball in a logo, but that's a generic use of a generic addition to a logo. 

There are things I like about the logo, though. The choice of nickname is great. The Rocky Mountains are a big part of Colorado so it is a very appropriate fit. And with the enormity in size of the mountains, I like the arched banner that contains “Colorado” in the logo. For me, it seems like the sky that adds perspective to the mountains in the logo. 

Overall, though, this was a sweet logo in the 90s and not bad to begin the 2000’s, but now that we’ve graduated to the 2010s, it is time for the Rockies to update their swag. 
 
And in a moment that will make some of us feel old, before the baseball club, there was an NHL team called the Colorado Rockies. 
 

If you dig the Rockies baseball logo colors then you will probably dig our awesome t-shirt, the New Orleans Curse.
 
 

"The Big Easy" is not only known for Mardi Gras, but also for its voodoo experience and voodoo shops. From this, we bring you the New Orleans Curse. We love this logo seeing a voodoo doll going up for a slam, pins still intact. No witchcraft or spells with this funny New Orleans t-shirt, just a lot of compliments when you walk around with it on.

And as always, you can support the cause by getting the Curse and many other t-shirts at discount prices when you join our T-shirt of the Month Club

Thanks as always for reading. 

Jared Sandler
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