According to ESPN.com and other credible sports websites, the Cleveland Indians have signed Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry to a 1 game contract. Talks began as soon as last night, when the Indians lost game 6 in the World Series to the Chicago Cubs. The contract will be official for tonight and Curry will be able to return to the team for their next game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Many questioned this move by the team, especially since the last major basketball star to sign with a MLB was Michael Jordan, but there is a clear reason why this move was made. MLB insiders have reported that the team signed Curry for tonight's win or take all game 7 because they want to have some to blame if they blow a 3-1 lead.
Curry is very familiar with blowing 3-1 leads in championship series. Ironically, he is coming off blowing a 3-1 lead in the 2016 NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Reports have said that the team does not plan on using Curry in the game plan, but more simply as a punching bag in the dugout if the team starts to lose. Indians Manager Terry Francona told reporters that if the team loses tonight, all the blame will be on Curry. If the Cubs win tonight, they would become the first team since 1985 to win the World Series after being down 3 games to 1. Mathematically speaking, none of the Cleveland Indians players could have been in the major leagues at that time, so they do not know the feeling of blowing a 3-1 lead... but Steph does. There were also reports that the Indians were set to bring in Tim Tebow to pray for the team so that they would not lose tonight. Since Tebow recently joined the New York Mets organization, the team was not comfortable in giving up a player who can only throw the ball in one direction... in the dirt.
It looks like the only splash Curry will be making tonight is from the puddles of tears he will be making once all the blame comes back on him.