After a hot two months, the Oakland A's just haven't been the same since longtime fan favorite Eric Byrnes came to town - now in an Orioles uniform. Although he sputtered to an 0-for-13 series at the Coliseum, somehow the once-moribund Orioles took three straight from the home team.
It couldn't have been a coincidence. It turns out that Byrnes worked with the black arts, and cast a curse on the team, at the expense of his own individual stats. The A's have now lost 5 of 6 since his return, and the shine from June and July has turned into a dull August.
In this week's ANtics, we see the A's were caught by surprise by Byrnes' call for revenge. How long will the curse last?
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What Is the Eric Byrnes Curse?
The A's will never beat Baltimore again. (2 votes)
A's outfielders will be diving for years at uncatchable balls. (11 votes)
Who cares? Offer Kennedy for Byrnes, straight up. (6 votes)
Any team who has him on their roster is doomed. (12 votes)
There is no Eric Byrnes Curse, you superstitious nut. (17 votes)
48 total votes