Wednesday, July 26, 2006


I've just noticed an amazing thing: Every time The CHB writes something snide, the opposite happens.

To wit:

On July 16 he claimed the Yankees were back in the playoff chase. At that point the New York nine had climbed to within a half-game of Boston. Starting that night, Boston won 7 of 9 and stretched their lead to 2.5 games over the would-be Bombers.

On July 15, he ripped on Josh Beckett. In two starts since, Beckett has thrown 14 innings, allowing just 9 hits and 3 runs while striking out 11 and walking 2. He's given up just one homer since Dan called him "the man most likely to send you home with a souvenir if you are sitting in the Monster Seats."

On June 30, writing on the Red Sox's 12-game win streak, he claimed the "good times never seemed so good." That night they lost 5-2, to Florida, and sputtered to a 2-4 road trip in Florida.

He clearly has mystical powers. Like George Costanza, he must be realizing that whatever his gut says will happen is 180 degrees from what is destined to occur.

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