Nationals: Shhh Don’t Blog About it!

This Picture May, or May not (but probably does) have something to do with this post.  I'm not sayin...I'm just sayin.

This Picture May, or May not (but probably does) have something to do with this post. I'm not sayin...I'm just sayin.

So I’m in a bit of a quandry.  The Washington Nationals have this great story going on right now…as a blogger, I should talk about it-but as a fan I have no intention of jinxing it…

What I will say is:

  • Joe DiMaggio’s record of 56 hasn’t really even come close to being broken in the modern era of baseball.  44 by Pete Rose is as close as it has come.
  • Joe D also holds the same record (as recognized by Minor League Baseball) in the minors with 61.
  • That, surprisingly, only 52 times in the Majors has a player done this 30 times in a row-including four Washington Senators (One from the 1890’s team, and three from the team that would become the Twins)and one Montreal Expos
  • That tonight, maybe possibly that list will grow to 53 and add the first Washington National to the list.
  • That perhaps my idea from a few months ago helped this little bit of awesome come along. 
  • That it is completely silly and ridiculous to think that the all time record would be matched, or beaten…but if it were, and you wanted to buy tickets to key games:
  •  The 37th (To be the new Washington area record holder, and in the top 10 all time) At Home against the Pirates May 19th
  • The 40th (To tie Ty Cobb and become one of only seven players to do this thing) would be May 22, at home against the team from Baltimore
  • 45 and 46 (depending on how you count it) would mean second place and would happen on the road in New York against the Mets May 27 and 29. 
  • The 50th (Currently, only Joltin’ Joe has done that) would come on June 3rd at home against the Giants.
  • The tying game would be June 10th against the Reds
  • The go ahead game would have been on the road…if it wasn’t for the rain delayed game against the Philies in April.  With the doubleheader in May that makes the 57th game (shhhhhh don’t talk about it!) on June 11th, also against the Reds. 
  • Also, again, it is insane to even think this.  So stop. 

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