Mets Beat Writer Points Out Astounding Fact, Immediately Jinxes Team

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 25, 2014

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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.

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

One of baseball's oddities: #Mets can become the first NL team in 15 years to go an entire season without balking: http://t.co/ipBbi8Uftg

Naturally, Mets pitcher Dillon Gee balked moments later.

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo


The beat writer then tested his luck with another tweet.

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

Mets on the brink of going a full season without randomly giving me $1 million.

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.

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

In all seriousness, when I mentioned the balk streak to Warthen last night, his response: "I guarantee there will be a balk tonight now."

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.

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

I plan to start a palm-reading side business for anyone interested. See me in the Nationals Park press box.

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

2020. RT @BigMastadon: @AnthonyDiComo Tell me wise one.. when will the Cubs finally win the World Series?

Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

That World Cup octopus has nothing on me.

[Anthony DiComo, h/t Amanda Comak]


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