I grew up despising all other teams in the old American League East. That includes both the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. I can't stand either team yet I rooted for each team in their respective division championship series. I'm not a fan of the Red Sox or Yankees, but I'm a big fan of The Curse.
You see, I believe in The Curse. It believe it to be a living breathing organism beholding the power to interfere with free will to ensure a destiny that will never again include a World Series Championship returning to Boston. I'd recap the legend of The Curse in my own words, but Bambino's Curse does it so well I'll quote that site below.
In 1918 the Red Sox won their 5th World Series, the most by any club at that time. One of the stars of the Boston championship franchise was a young pitcher by the name of George Herman Ruth, aka The Babe or The Bambino.
In 1920, however, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee needed money to finance his girlfriend's play, so he sold Babe Ruth's contract to Colonel Jacob Ruppert's New York Yankees for $100,000 (plus a loan collateralized by Fenway Park).
Since then, the Yankees, who had never won a World Championship before acquiring Ruth, have gone on to win 26, and are arguably one of the greatest success stories in the history of sport.
Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox have appeared in only four World Series since 1918, losing each one in game seven. Many consider Boston's performance after the departure of Babe Ruth to be attributable to "The Curse of the Bambino."
Tonight, at Yankee Stadium, The New York Yankees will once again host the Boston Red Sox to determine an American League World Series representative. Read this Chronological History of Amazing Boston Red Sox Losses, Remarkable Collapses and Other Record Breaking Feats for an idea of what to expect in this series. I'm sure of it. I believe in The Curse.