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Cubs, Red Sox pairing ‘curse-breaking’ World Series trophies for charity

The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are bringing together the World Series trophies that represented each long-suffering organization finally overcoming their respective championship curses of 108 years and 86 years, respectively.

The Cubs pay a visit to Fenway Park for a three-game series over the weekend and Boston’s 2004 World Series trophy and Chicago’s trophy from last season will be on display and presented for a photo-op during Sunday’s game.

The idea to present the “curse-breaking” trophies as the result of a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Cubs Charities.

As noted in the release, it is asked that fans who want to take a photo with the trophies make a recommended $20 donation, which goes to the aforementioned charities.

Interestingly, the trophies will also be part of another charity event co-hosted by Cubs president of basketball operations Theo Epstein, who of course was one of the architects behind Boston’s 2004 championship team.

Via Big League Stew:

The Chicago Tribune reported that the trophies will be displayed on Saturday night at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston as part of a charity event called Hot Stove Cool Music. Players from the Cubs and Red Sox are expected to be there, and there will be music from noted Cubs fan (and Pearl Jam lead singer) Eddie Vedder. The event will benefit the Red Sox Foundation and also the Foundation To Be Named Later, which was founded by Cubs president Theo Epstein and his twin brother, Paul.

Pretty cool stuff. The fact that Epstein had a hand in both “curse-breaking” championships and will present for the charity event makes it that much cooler.