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Streak Over—Lou Gehrig

For the first time in a maybe a couple of years, I did not post on the blog yesterday. I just had to show myself that I could go a day without a post.

It’s not something I’m looking to quit like someone trying to quit smoking. It can simply be annoying to feel internally compelled to do something each day, no matter how productive you hope you are being with what you are doing.

Either you run the blog or the blog runs you.

Any mention of a broken streak makes me think of Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig’s streak of 2,130 consecutive games played was ended in 1939 because he was sick with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Above you see a picture of Gehrig being hugged by Babe Ruth on July 4, 1939. This was the day of Gehrig’s farewell and his famous luckiest man speech.

As I think the picture suggests, Ruth and Gehrig were not friends.

Luckiest Man–The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig by Jonathan Eig is a strong account of Gehrig’s life.

When Gehrig’s streak ended, he was pretty much done. This blog, however, shall be moving forward.


April 6, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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