Baseball is rather peculiar, isn’t it? Even after over 150 years of existence zany and unusual feats are accomplished each and every day. In the last couple of seasons Jonathan Lucroy accomplished a 7-RBI game twice in one season, Dan Uggla roped off a 33-game hit streak after batting .173 for the season, and the great Mariano Rivera blew three straight saves for the first time in his career just last week.
Since 2010 three Yankee fans have been running a website and twitter account named for Yankees play-by-play announcer John Sterling’s signature colloquialism, “you can’t predict baseball,” where they compile baseball’s daily strange facts and nuances.
Both serious and humorous, the YCPB twitter posts real time updates while the website provides daily roundups of feats and occurrences. Here are a few recent good ones:
Well, maybe that could’ve been predicted.
The Marlins have hit one HR this month. The Twins have hit 17.
— YCPB (@cantpredictball) August 13, 2013
The last time this happened was 1991.
The Royals have a better record than the Yankees.
— YCPB (@cantpredictball) August 9, 2013
Before this season, A-Rod had hit an astounding 303 home runs for the Yankees as their third baseman.
Cubs pitchers have hit 5 hr this season. Yankees third basemen have hit four. Via @pedrogomezespn
— YCPB (@cantpredictball) August 5, 2013
In all fairness, Marte has 25 walks now.
After 450 plate appearances, Starling Marte has more HBPs (18) than walks (17).
— YCPB (@cantpredictball) July 31, 2013
So if you think you’ve seen it all just remember: you can’t predict baseball.