March 2, 2003
Now I know how Cal Ripken, Jr. felt.
Well, sort of.
Cal, one of the best shortstops to play Major League Baseball, had an amazing record. He played 2632 consecutive games. A stunning number in itself. What made it even more incredible is the fact the previous record was set by Lou Gehrig with 2130 games. Many considered Lou’s feat one of the most untouchable records in baseball. Cal worked 16 years (1982-1998) to accumulate his record.
Yesterday I failed to post to this web page. That broke a streak of 39 consecutive days of posting. My guess is there are others who have done better. But it was a streak. My streak. I have no real excuse. The day was busy with a tour on the lake (see photos) and a trip to a distant town to attend a high school basketball play-off game (Go Lady Gophers!).
So now it’s over. It was bound to happen. And the pressure is off.
We’re breathing a little easier. Right, Cal?