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Common bonds connect Red Sox, Cubs

Originally Published: June 10, 2005
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

It is a series about curses – Bambino, Bartman and Billy Goat – calamity and now, finally, a championship. It is about common bonds: grounders through the legs of Buckner and Durham and names such as Ted, Ernie, Zim and Nomar.

Mostly, the Red Sox-Cubs series this weekend is about history.

This will mark the Red Sox' first visit ever to Wrigley Field, the second-oldest ballpark in the major leagues to, of course, Fenway Park. When Boston beat the Cubs in six games in the ...

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