Thursday, September 14, 2017

Winning Streak

I have been hesitant to write this - and I'm about 86% sure this will be my downfall.

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 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


anne marie in philly said...

my team's radio guys were talking about your winning streak last night; go for the prize, tribe!

my team ain't going nowhere but the basement AND we have the worst record in baseball (go phillies).

gonna be an interesting playoff month.

Fearsome Beard said...

My team is only one step off of the basement floor.
New York Giants? Baseball? I am definately missing some reference.

anne marie in philly said...

@fearsome - the NY giants are now the SF giants. same as the brooklyn dodgers are now the LA dodgers.

Deedles said...

The only baseball I enjoy is in movies. Guess it's time to watch Major League for the umptieth time.

sanpiseth40 said...

gonna be an interesting playoff month.