THE CURSE UPDATE. The Boston Red Sox appear to be on their way to thoroughly exorcizing the Curse of the Bambino. They've taken a 2-0 lead over St. Louis in the World Series. It's too early to celebrate, just as it was too early to write off the Bosox when they were down 0-3 to the Yankees in the American League Championship Series. But two games is a good head start. They'll need it: the Cardinals haven't lost a game at home in the playoffs.