‘The Curse of Dempstino’
Aug. 18 – It took Ryan Dempster four pitches to hit A-Rod in the top of the second inning. Once he did, all Hell broke loose at Fenway Park and on the interwebs. Dempster made his biggest mistake of the night not hitting A-Rod in the sixth, when Rodriguez homered to ignite a come-from-behind 9-6 Yankees victory. “The Curse of the Dempstino” triggered fear and panic across sports- talk radio and in State Run Media, but the Yankees never made it closer to six games out of first the rest of the way.