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ANtics - Episode V: The Byrnes Curse

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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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Poll

What Is the Eric Byrnes Curse?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Any team who has him on their roster is doomed.
    (12 votes)
  • 35%
    There is no Eric Byrnes Curse, you superstitious nut.
    (17 votes)
  • 4%
    The A's will never beat Baltimore again.
    (2 votes)
  • 22%
    A's outfielders will be diving for years at uncatchable balls.
    (11 votes)
  • 12%
    Who cares? Offer Kennedy for Byrnes, straight up.
    (6 votes)
48 votes total Vote Now