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The Curse of a Cocky Undergrad: How the 2004 ALCS Changed His Demeanor

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

It was Oct. 16, 2004, and a young college freshman watched yet another Yankees-Red Sox matchup in the American League Championship Series (ALCS).

 

Just a year earlier, the boy had witnessed a moment and a swing that would be remembered forever in Yankees lore—Aaron Boone sending Boston home with one heroic cut at a Tim Wakefield knuckleball.

 

Shortly thereafter, the high school senior sent out numerous college applications to schools stretched across the Eastern Seaboard.

 

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