The New York Mets had made it into the fifth inning of their 158th game of the 2014 season without committing a balk. They may have made it the entire season had it not been for a Mets beat writer, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.
In the fifth inning of Thursday's game against the Washington Nationals, DiComo tweeted about New York's ability to avoid balks this season.
Naturally, Mets pitcher Dillon Gee balked moments later.
The beat writer then tested his luck with another tweet.
Had his first tweet "predicted" something good for the team, he probably would have had a better chance of getting a nice payday.
As it turns out, DiComo had apparently mentioned the odd stat to Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen before Wednesday's game.
A balk didn't happen Wednesday night, but one really did happen the next day.
The bizarre coincidence allowed DiComo to have some fun with Twitter the rest of the game.