… I thought it was worthy of a post here on TDD.
Caltech’s baseball team played a doubleheader against Pacifica on Saturday. In the first game, Pacifica won 5-0, but in the second game, Caltech beat them 9-7. Well, what’s so relevant about that?
Caltech’s win snapped a 10-year, 228-game losing streak. They were actually down 7-4 in the sixth inning but somehow rallied to a win.
The last time Caltech won a baseball game was on January 15, 2003 against Cal State Monterey Bay. Holy. Cow.
Here’s what first-year coach Matt Mark said after their game against Pacifica:
“We talked all week about ways to win. They amazed me. It’s my second game as the head coach and I got my first win out of the way early. There was never a question when I would get the first one. I’ve spent most of (Saturday night) answering emails, texts, phone calls from an outpouring by the community and the alumni.”
I had no idea it was possible for a team to lose 228 consecutive games. Obviously it somehow is. But to be honest, even after their win, I think Caltech will go out there and have another big losing streak – one that doesn’t necessarily last 228 games.