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Ok I was watching ESPN Classic and I like the Top 5 Reasons you can't Blame and I wanted to start one and like after that one have someone start one. So i will start ok Top 5 Reasons you can't Blame Red Soxs selling Babe Ruth to the Yankees.

They actually had an episode like that.

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5. World War I. With rosters depleted because of the war, Ruth saw action as both a pitcher and outfielder; the latter made him the home run hitter he would become. After the players returned, Ruth became bigger than the team because he no longer wanted to pitch and his home runs were the talk of baseball.

4. Ban Johnson. The president of the American League since its debut in 1901 effectively limited Frazee to the Yankees and White Sox as the only teams with whom Frazee could make a deal by pressuring the other five teams (the Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators) not to make any trades with Frazee.

3. Babe Ruth's antics. He often spent evenings out in bars, often drunk only hours before games. He also jumped the team several times, the final straw being in the final game of the 1919 season.

2. Ed Barrow. Frazee's right-hand man, Barrow served as general manager and field manager and knew how much of a troublemaker Ruth was. When Frazee wanted to send Ruth to the Yankees, Barrow, for reasons unknown, said the Yankees didn't have any players he wanted. In a bizarre twist of fate, a month after the Ruth sale, Barrow re-emerged as the general manager of the Yankees and built the team to World Champions by 1923 by acquiring as many as seven players from the Red Sox (four of whom had won the World Series in Boston in 1918).

1. Babe Ruth's holdout. Ruth forced Frazee's hand by holding out after the 1919 season, demanding $20,000 per year—twice as much as he had been making during the season. During the holdout, he planned other ventures, such as becoming a boxer and going into acting. Frazee was upset over the holdout because he had given Ruth bonuses after both the 1918 and 1919 seasons. With Ruth's demands so high and after several occasions in which Ruth had already jumped the team, Frazee felt he had no choice but to ship Ruth out.

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Top Five Reasons you can't blame Barry Sanders for retiring early

5. He was on the Detroit Lions

4. He was on the Detroit Lions

3. He was on the Detroit Lions

2. He was on the Detroit Lions

1. He was on the Detroit Lions

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here's one, Top Five Reasons you can't blame...........

Bill Wirtz for being an incompetent owner.

No. 5- Who thought Theo Fleury wouldn't play like he did in Calgary?

No. 4- They had to build a Championship team whilst playing in a division with powers like the Red Wings, Blues... and Blue Jackets.

No. 3- It's not their fault the Wolves are so gosh-darn good.

No. 2- The 'Hawks are bad enough that no one would watch them on TV anyway

No. 1- He's stuck in a Time Machine somewhere in the 1950s...

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5. They were an 8th seed

4. Roloson was overrated

3. The series STILL went 7 games

2. Canadian teams always tend to power through the playoffs and sputter in the finals

1. The Lock Out (just because its at fault for everything bad in the NHL :P)

Top 5 reasons you cant blame Bill Buckner for the 1986 World Series.

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Top 5 reasons you cant blame Bill Buckner for the 1986 World Series.

1. The Red Sox were one strike away from winning in Game 6.

2. The Red Sox were one strike away from winning twice in Game 6.

3. The Red Sox were one strike away from winning three times in Game 6.

4. The wild pitch that moved Ray Knight to second, if caught, may have prevented him from scoring on the last play.

5. There was still Game 7.

--Roger "Time?" Clemente.

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Top 5 reasons you can't blame Tony George for the decline in prestige of the Indy 500:

5. Retiring Legends (Foyt, Mears, Unser, Andretti, et.al);

4. The appeal of NASCAR;

3. Globalization;

2. CART-ankerous demands; and

1. It still makes money.

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Top 5 Reasons you can't blame the refs for the result of Super Bowl XL.

actually, you can. i do, and so do most seahawks fans.

Really? The refs didn't play offense or defense. The score is out of their control.

I guess it's too much of the Seahakws and their fans to accept responsibility for their inability to beat the Steelers.

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