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Boston's torrid love affair with the Red Sox has made the team and its fans a legend. The “Curse of the Bambino” was to blame for a series of unfortunate mishaps by the Red Sox over 86 years, such as their disappointing loss to the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series. It seemed the planets aligned in 2004, as the Red Sox won the World Series, ending the fabled 86-year curse.