Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jinxing Colon

With the heavy rains in New England this weekend, my work around the house has moved from outside to in, which gave me the opportunity yesterday to more closely follow the Yankees game on my mobile device, and share a couple observations on Twitter in the process.

So, when Bombers starter Bartolo Colon completed his sixth inning of shutout baseball, while the Yankees were leading the Indians 2-0 on home runs by Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson, I tweeted the following:

It couldn't have been more than a half-hour later that I received this response from my pal Lee Mazzola:

I had already noticed Colon had been pulled in favor of David Robertson two outs into the 7th inning, but since I wasn't watching the game on television, I hadn't made anything of it. Then, of course, I learned Colon was removed from the game due to a strained hamstring—an injury he suffered while covering first base—and will likely wind up on the disabled list.

I've written a few times in the past about my baseball superstitions, but have always qualified these statements by saying I don't really believe in such things. Now, I'm not so sure.

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