Red Sox World Series Odds Tumble After ‘Curse of a new babe’ Hits Boston

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  • The Boston Red Sox ended a five-game losing skid with a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Monday night.
  • Boston had lost three straight games since play resumed after the break, doing so by an aggregate losing margin of -30 runs.
  • Actress Sydney Sweeney was charged with the Sydney Sweeney Curse after the Red Sox got swept by the Toronto Blue Jays after she threw the first pitch in Game 1 of that series.

The Curse of the Bambino hounded the Boston Red Sox for almost a century with the team needing 86 seasons to end it.

Another curse (allegedly) struck the Red Sox after the All-Star break. Like the one before it, the new one is also called ‘the curse of the babe’. But not babe as in Babe Ruth, but a real babe (100%) in actress Sydney Sweeney.

The 24-year-old threw the first pitch during Game 1 of the Red Sox’s three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays right after the All-Star break.

Barstool Sportsbook even tweeted that the Red Sox ‘might not lose a game again’ after Sweeney took the mound but instead, they went on to struggle after she left the top of the hill.

Red Sox Odds Tumble After Sydney Sweeney 1st Pitch

Not that it was the lovely Sydney Sweeney’s appearance that caused it but the Red Sox’s World Series odds tumbled after the Euphoria star threw that fateful 1st pitch. After Sweeney’s appearance, the Red Sox got swept by the Toronto Blue Jays three games to none, losing by an aggregate margin of 40-10. Including their previous two games before the break, the Red Sox were outscored 67-13 during a five-game stretch.

The Red Sox entered the break with +4000 odds to win the World Series. After losing their third straight game against the Blue Jays, the Red Sox’s odds have tumbled to +5000 at BetMGM. Boston is also now listed at +5000 via Caesars Sportsbook and Unibet. They are listed at an even longer +5500 odds at Bet365 USA and the DraftKings Sportsbook. Their longest current odds are at +7000 via the FanDuel Sportsbook while their shortest current price is at +4400 via

With Boston reeling in the team standings and tumbling in the World Series betting boards, baseball experts were quick to come up with a scapegoat which they dubbed the Sydney Sweeney Curse – the curse of a new babe. Fortunately for Miss Sweeney, the Red Sox didn’t need 86 years to break this curse, unlike the Curse of the Original Babe.

Sydney Sweeney Cuse is Broken

On Monday, the Red Sox ended the Sydney Sweeney curse by beating the Cleveland Guardians 3-1 at Fenway Park. The Red Sox entered the game as -112 Moneyline favorites and were a -180 at the run line. Wearing their yellow and powder blue uniforms, the Red Sox broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the sixth innings and shut out the Guardians the rest of the way to pick up the win.

Despite the win, the Red sox are just 6-15 in July and are 17 games behind the AL East leaders New York Yankees. Boston is currently in 4th place in the division standings and just one-half game ahead of the Baltimore Orioles for the bottom spot in the division. But Boston is not yet out of the playoff picture.

The Red Sox are just 3.5 games off the wild card pace in the American League with more than enough games left to catch up, Boston isn’t done yet. That is, however, easier said than done. Boston was 11 games above the .500 mark last June 26th. They are now 49-48 and are just 2-8 in their last 10 games played. Maybe Boston needs Miss Sweeney to make another appearance at Fenway Park to awaken the Red Sox.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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