streak = stress
I have two main streaks going:
1) 434 consecutive games with at least one ball
2) 60 consecutive games with at least two balls
Those streaks include balls during batting practice, so they’re not THAT hard to maintain.
But there’s another streak that has literally given me headaches, led me to bite my nails (even more than usual), and caused me to lose sleep:
4 consecutive games with a foul ball DURING the game.
The first of those balls was hit by Robinson Cano on April 26.
The second came from Marlon Byrd on May 1.
The third was a 90mph foul tip off Carlos Delgado’s bat on May 3.
And the fourth was courtesy of Jimmy Rollins on May 23.
This streak has tied my personal record. The only other time I accomplished this was over a decade ago, in April of 1996. Naturally, I’m taking this very seriously and putting more thought than ever into choosing my next game…and it’s STRESSING ME OUT. This streak should be fun–but it’s not. It’s consuming my thoughts. It’s not healthy.