You HAVE to watch The Daily Show tonight! They do a segment on the Curse of the Bambino. They interview a kid who got hit in the face with a ball, thereby lifting the curse since he now resides in the house that Babe Ruth built back in the day. Anyway, Steven Corddry is in a bar with two classically Massachusetts guys ("m*ssholes" we were called back in high school) and asks them about whether this kid taking it in the teeth has lifted the curse. One guys states unequivocally that the curse still stands because it's no big deal to take a ball in the face; in fact "I've taken more balls in the face than anyone." His friend, in an absolutely fall-off-your-seat funny move reminiscent of Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting, starts laughing hysterically and says, "Dude! You just said on national television that you've *taken more balls in the face* than anyone!! Oh my god!! THAT's gonna lift the curse!" It was like one of the Sully skits on Saturday Night Live. Totally genius comedy moment that even Steven Corddry was having trouble not losing it. I was in total hysterics.
Short Story Long: It loses something in the translation; you've got to see it.
Oh yeah---GO SOX!! Redemption, baby! Redemption!!!