Thursday, September 14, 2017
Yesterday, the Cleveland Indians won their 21st game in a row.
Actually, there should be exclamation points with that last sentence. A lot of them.
While we've been in first place in our division for almost all of the season, this is a real feat.
21 consecutive games is an American League record. "We" beat Oakland's 2000 record (as seen in the movie, Moneyball) of 20 games.
...but that's just the American League. The National League has 26.....with those stupid non-existent New York Giants.
To get the record record - "we" still have 6 more games to win.............in a row.
This is where writing about this, I fear I've jinxed it all. Even the "fake news" NYT titled the win: "Ho Hum". Maybe it was tongue in cheek, or maybe it was a big 'fuck you'. .....because that's what I'm saying to that failing paper.
As we are 14 games up (or possibly 13 1/2 if Minnesota wins), there is little (read: no) chance we are not going in to post season. Yayyy for "us".
So, I'm happy with the 21 record. If we can make it 27, even better. If we can add to that a World Series appearance, totally excellent. If we win that..........well, I can die. Happy even.
I know............I've gotten ahead of myself.......again.
Song by: Glen Hansard