Waiting on Hope


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As you might know, I’m not exactly the most sports-inclined person you’ll ever meet.

  • But I was a third party to a baseball-related conversation a few years ago that was surprisingly interesting!
  • What I learned was that, in baseball, when the guy who throws out the first pitch is also the guy who throws out the last pitch, he’s pitched what’s called a complete game.


But what I didn’t know is just how infrequently this happens.  Truth is, it hardly ever happens nowadays.

  • In fact, over the past ten years, do you know what the record is for the most consecutive complete games by any one pitcher? Four!
  • Now maybe you know about all that. But, honestly, it’s a bit shocking to me…
  • That throughout the last decade, only a handful of pitchers have managed to pitch even four consecutive games.