I started thinking about baseball jinxes earlier tonight when I received an "\antijinx" reply to a random trivia-type comment on our losing Open Thread.
Now, personally, I want to go on record as not believing so much in supernatural happenings, including specifically baseball jinxes and certainly not in the context of blogging, even at this illustrious Braves Blog of Record.
I mean, by way of example, when this Jair Jurrjens Is On Quite The Streak post when up on the front page earlier this week, did the end of JJ's run somehow become pre-destined such that he would have to yield more than 2 runs in tonight's game? Or was the post even a minor unlucky factor that could have maybe sorta spit into the wind or otherwise messed with the Baseball Gods' plan?
C'mon, does anyboby semi-sane around here think this is even a vague possibility?
I'm thinking the answer is yes, of course.
So anyways, I had happened to come across a trivia item that a certain team's PR department had included in its game notes (published at MLB.com), did a bit of research and posted a comment about a certain lefthanded relief pitcher being absolutely amazing, which drew the "\antijinx" reply.
Because I do not want to be wrongly accused of any jinxing of anyone or anything, the only other thing is I did find an obscure website that said Brad Ziegler of the Oakland As in 2008 ran up a streak of 39 innings to tie Indians pitcher Al Benton’s 1949 record for consecutive scoreless relief innings, which is a pretty random record, if it is even correct.
At Talking Chop, I have the power to jinx Braves' players' streaks?
Yes, definitely. (26 votes)
No, definitely not. (17 votes)
Maybe or maybe not, but I do not want to risk it (15 votes)
I hate stoopid poles. (8 votes)
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