Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I love a good obsession

So long as it's relatively harmless, legal and in the spirit of fun and entertainment, a good obsession is a great thing. Like this wacky Phillies phan and his streak that dwarfs Ripken's:

Since Aug 8, 1986, Bogart has kept score of every Phillies regular-season game. In all but the rarest instances, he has watched or listened live and methodically recorded each out, each hit, each run as they occurred.

For the record, that's 3,554 straight contests.

Sort of makes Oriole great Cal Ripken's consecutive games played streak of 2,632 seem a little light.
Naturally, he'd name his son after some Phillies great, right? Um, not so much:

Their son is named Ryne Michael -- after Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg first and then Phillies Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt.
Why not Michael Ryne? Ya got me, but if you're questioning the logic of man who has methodically listened/watched and recorded nearly 4k straight games, you're the one who might need their head examined.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget Sandberg was traded along with Larry Bowa from the Phils to the Cubs for Ivan DeJesus. Maybe it's to think of what could have been?