MLB.com beat reporter may have jinxed the Mets' season-long balk-less streak
Beat reporter jinxes Mets balkless streak on twitter
If you don't believe in jinxes, this story may force you to change your mind.
Going into Thursday's Nationals-Mets doubleheader in Washington, the Flushing-based club was on the verge of becoming the first NL team in 15 years to complete a full season without committing a single balk.
In the bottom of the fifth inning of the first game of said doubleheader, MLB.com beat reporter Anthony DiComo pointed that fact out on Twitter -- linking his followers to an in-depth article he wrote (since updated) about that incredible balk-less streak:
Just moments after tweeting that (seriously, look at the timestamps), this happened:
Yep. That's a balk.
DiComo was ... distraught:
OH MY GOD THEY JUST BALKED!!!!!!!!!!!- Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 25, 2014
Let this be a lesson to us all: jinxes are very real. Be careful.
DiComo, for his part, tried to turn the tables on fate:
Mets on the brink of going a full season without randomly giving me $1 million.- Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 25, 2014
We'll keep you updated on how that turns out for him.