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My Official Apology To Dan Uggla

If you never read the entry that jinxed Dan Uggla, CLICK HERE, to read it. If you’ve already read it, continue reading…..

My apology to Dan Uggla for jinxing him is as follows:

Dear Dan Uggla,

As you probably haven’t heard, I posted a blog entry on you yesterday. It was about your 33 game hit streak and my prediction of how far I felt you would go before your streak was broken.

I quickly got my answer.

Mere hours after the entry was posted, the ballgame was over, and you had gone hitless.

It was my fault.

Knowing that I am the BIGGEST jinx in the world, I posted the entry anyway. The entry that ruined your chance of extending your hit streak to 34 games.

So, I apologize. For doing the stupidest thing, that a jinx can do. Jinx you, by talking/writing about your hit streak.

Please accept my apology.

Your biggest jinx,

-Matt Huddleston

And there you have it. My official apology to Dan Uggla.

I hope he accepts.

Dear reader. I know that Dan Uggla will NEVER see this. (I’m not THAT stupid.) It was just a fun little entry in which I apologized *to* Dan Uggla.

Just wanted to make that clear.

How Long “Dan” He Go?

Dan Uggla has gotten at least one hit in every game since July 5th. That calculates out to a 33 game hit streak. The longest hit streak this season, and the longest in Atlanta Braves history.

A hit today and tomorrow would tie him, with Chase Utley and Luis Castillo,  for the longest hit streak ever for a second baseman, with 35 straight games. A record that seems more than likely, with the way Uggla’s been hitting lately. Completley locked in.

So, three more games with a hit would put him in the record books for the longest hitting streak ever for a second baseman. And five more games with a hit would make him the lone record holder for longest hit streak in Braves franchise history. (A record currently held by Tommy Holmes. As he went on a streak of 37 straight games for the Boston Braves, back in 1945.)

Considering the fact that Dan Uggla seems to be locked in while at the plate lately, I’d say he has a great chance of passing Tommy Holmes record, and possibly reaching a hit streak of 40 games. But what are his chances of passing, or even coming close to Joe DiMaggio’s record of 56 games, set back in 1941? Only time will tell.

The only thing that is for certain is that Dan Uggla is hitting better than anyone else in MLB. That isn’t an opinion, it’s an actual fact, supported by his incredible stats. 

If Uggla does continue his streak 23 more games to tie DiMaggio for longest hit streak ever, it will come on September 6 in Philadelphia. (With Uggla breaking DiMaggio’s record on the 7th.)

But that’s a long way off, and a lot has to, and could happen, between now and then.

We’ll have to just wait and see.

So what do you think Dan Uggla’s chances are of breaking DiMaggio’s record of a 56 game hitting streak that has stood for the past 60 years? Do you think he will break it? If not, how many games do you think he’ll get to before the streak is broken? Leave a comment, and let me hear your thoughts…….

(Personally I think Dan Uggla will make it to 42 games with a hit, before failing to get a hit in the 43rd game. Why 42? I don’t know. It’s just a number that stands out in my head.)

UPDATE

Well, the Braves game is over, and so is the streak. My apology to Dan Uggla for jinxing him will come in my next entry. No really. I’m going to post an entry apologizing to Dan. It’ll be up tomorrow……

UPDATE #2

Here’s the link to my apology: CLICK HERE

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