"Let's see, my finger bends sideways at the knuckle, so I'll just keep it out of sight and away from kids, who hate that sort of thing. Or, actually—I'll just do the exact opposite."
The 2011 St. Louis Cardinals Curse has now manifested itself as a physical deformity, albeit one of a temporary nature. Take a good hard look at manager Tony LaRussa's face. Look deep into his open eye, but avoid gazing into the one that's caulked shut with conjunctivitis. Listen as he tells you how it feels.
If you're a parent, you know about the phenomenon known as Flat Head Syndrome, where a baby's head gets too flat in the back and they need to wear a helmet to correct it.