Last night, in another disappointing loss in this tragic, sorry-sack season, there was at least one extremely bright spot. "The Captain" went 2-for-3, giving him 1,271 hits at the Bayis, two more than Lou Gehrig had and 1,000 more than Randy Velarde.
Our heartfelt congratulations to "the Captain" on this lofty milestone. Even "the Captain" is pumped about this one, and he generally tends not to give a crap, especially when we lose. But as he said, "This is something that's pretty special. I would be lying to you if I said it wasn't. Records are made to be broken, but this one at least will never be broken."
On a more personal note, my thanks to "the Captain." He got nine hits in two days, the last three of which came with me at the game, to tie the record. He then purposely went 0-for-4 so he could wait to set the record on my birthday. My appreciation for his benevolence to his truest disciple.