Bill Simmons weighs in on the HBO documentary “Curse of the Bambino.” Simmons declined to appear on the program, and explains why he didn’t want to be a part of it. Good choice. I had some interaction with the producers of the program and can relate a somewhat similar experience. They insisted this was not going to be a negative story dwelling on the supposed “curse” but that HBO was insisting that they use the title of Shaughnessy’s book as the title. This article is a must read.

So why did the Red Sox allow Spike Lee to throw out the first pitch at Fenway a couple of weeks ago? In this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated, when asked about his biggest sports fantasy, Lee says it would be for the Knicks to win the NBA title again during his lifetime, and that the Red Sox never win the World Series during his lifetime.