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Bid price falls for contract held responsible for Sox curse
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- ThereÔŅĹs a setback in the planned sale of the contract considered responsible for the curse that reputedly dogged the Red Sox for decades.

Rhode Island philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein owns the contract selling Babe Ruth to the Yankees. After the Red Sox won the World Series this yearÔŅĹbreaking the alleged curseÔŅĹFeinstein put the contract up for sale.

He doesnÔŅĹt want to sell the contract for less than one (m) million, and last week, the bidding topped that level.

But now itÔŅĹs back down to 470-thousand, 100 dollars. According to the auction Web site E-bay, thatÔŅĹs because several much higher bids were disqualified or withdrawn.

The E-bay auction of the contract ends later today. If bidding does not reach a certain minimum, it wonÔŅĹt be sold.

For years, Feinstein has sold copies of the document in exchange for charitable contributions.


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