The Orson Welles Trophy
To those in the media who perpetuated the “Curse of the Dempstino,” which was poised to hit the Red Sox in the aftermath of Ryan Dempster taking four pitches to plunk Alex Rodriguez in August. After that game, won by the Yankees thanks in part to an A-Rod home run, a panic similar to that of Welles’ immortal “War of the Worlds” broadcast was stirred up by State Run Media and others as the Yankees won five of their next seven games.
Of course, the Yankees had won five of seven heading into that Sunday night win over Boston. The Yankees would never threaten in the AL East before finishing in third place and missing the playoffs.