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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Will 'Ben Affleck Curse' be broken today?

By Jason E. McCallum

Since "Good Will Hunting" opened in January of 1998, the Red Sox have lost 12 straight on Ben Affleck's birthday #Awcmonnotonmyglove

— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) August 15, 2012


It's the return of "The Ben Affleck Curse!"

Since "Good Will Hunting" opened in January of 1998, the Boston Red Sox have lost 12 straight on the famous Red Sox fan's birthday (Aug. 15, 1972). Seven of the 12 losses have been by one run, and eight of them have come at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox will visit the Orioles today, with Aaron Cook (3-5, 4.70 ERA) taking the hill for Boston. This will be the first time during the duration of the curse that the Orioles will be the Red Sox opponent.