STRANDED AT SECOND BASE
“Culling the thoughts that occur when you’re standing around waiting for something to happen”
It appears 26 games is the un-crossable threshold for losing streaks. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ halted a 26-game losing skid on Friday night, one defeat shy of setting the all-time mark for consecutive futility in any of four major sports (MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL).
LEAGUE CONSECUTIVE LOSSES TEAM, YEAR(s)
NFL: 26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1976-77
NBA: 26 Cleveland Cavaliers, 2011
MLB: 24 Cleveland Spiders, 1889
MLB: 23 Philadelphia Phillies, 1963
NHL: 17 Washington Capitals, 1974-75
NHL: 17 San Jose Sharks, 1992-93
NHL: 38 Ottawa Senators (straight road games), 1992-93
It should be noted: The previous NBA mark for consecutive loses was held be none other than the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost 24 straight between the 1981-82 and 1982-83 seasons. Combine that with the Cleveland Spiders’ MLB-worst 24-game slide, the Browns’ 46-year NFL title drought and the Indians’ 62-year World Series hiatus and you begin to understand the misery it is to be a Cleveland fan.
Forgive Connie Marrero for being a little nervous upon hearing that the Washington Nationals have announced new uniforms for the 2011 season.
The 99-year-old former Washington Senator is now the oldest living former Major Leaguer, after the passing of Tony Malinosky, 101, this week.
The ex-Brooklyn Dodger infielder’s death comes a day after the Los Angeles Dodgers announced plans to honor their heritage by wearing retro-Brooklyn uniforms for six games in the up-coming season.
What’s more surprising? That legendary pugilist Jack Johnson invented the modern-day “wrench” while in prison or that legendary pugilist Jack Johnson was afforded the tools he needed in prison to invent the modern-day wrench?
The Texas Rangers might part ways with 34-year-old third baseman Michael Young, claiming that they want to get ‘younger.’