“The Goat, the Babe, and the Maroons” is a novel that is humorous as well as quirky. Although the novel deals with sports curses, the stories actually take place far from the field where the intervention of the common person come into play to end each curse.
Many might think the true action of breaking a curse takes place off the field. However, that thought is far from reality. To break a curse it takes intervention from beyond by those who have more than a casual interest. “The Goat, the Babe, and the Maroons” tries to prove that fact to the unsuspecting world.
There are those that the Curse of the Bambino was broken on the field. However, they could not be further from the truth as it shown in “The Goat, the Babe, and the Maroons.”
There are three tales in the novel. Two of the curses, the “Curse of the Bambino,” and “Billy Goat Curse” are well known. As for the third curse, the “Curse of the Pottsville Maroons” it is gaining attention in Cardinal football world.
Each story is more than a historical look back to how the curses came into being. In fact, none of the tales actually dwells on how a curse sprung upon the scene. Instead, an amusing and out of the norm tale is presented for each curse that sheds some light on what has or needs to happen to send each curse to its grave.
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