Am I saying that the ghost of Fred Merkle is haunting the Cubs?

No, of course not.

The ghost of John McGraw, however, would absolutely haunt the everloving poop out of the Cubs for making a villain out of the kid, however.

By the way, Cubs fans continue to mock Merkle today, down to Merkle’s Bar & Grill in Wrigleyville.  And perhaps ironically, that is the location of the former Billy Goat Tavern…yes, the one owned by the guy who supposedly cursed the Cubs in 1945.  Yeah…they can’t keep their curses straight.