Sunday, July 19, 2009

Shortstop - Defense Against the Dark Arts Position?

In the Harry Potter series of books we learn that Lord Voldemorte cursed the teaching position of Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts because if he can't have the position - then he didn't want anyone else to have to position either. After the curse - no teacher lasts longer than one year. Professor Quirrel, Professor Lockhart, Professor Lupin, Professor Moody, Professor Umbridge, Professor Snape.

Something similar seems to have happened with the Red Sox and the position of shortstop. Did Nomar curse the position on his way out the door? Orlando Cabrera, Edgar Renteria, Alex Gonzalez, Julio Lugo, Jed Lowrie, Nick Green. Can anyone hold on to this roster spot for more than one Hogwarts' school year worth of time?

I'm hoping that Jed Lowrie can break the spell but I also would be surprised if the shortstop was wide open again next year.

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