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13

In my dream last night, the number 13 figured prominently.

I was in a museum, viewing an exhibit of paintings that were different interpretations of the number 13. Below one of the paintings was a lock box, whose combination was simply, 13.

There is no deep meaning to this dream; the simple fact is that I spent most of yesterday with Johnny Cash's "Thirteen" running through my head.

Today happens to be the thirteenth.

And, in a bit of beautiful symmetry, the Yankees magic number is now 13.

[Yes, I am behind in keeping with making good on my bet, and as such I need to say three good things about the Red Sox today. I will get there eventually]

[Written for Cash by Glenn Danzig]

Bad luck wind been blowin' at my back
I was born to bring trouble to wherever I'm at
Got the number 13 tattooed on my neck
When the ink starts to itch, then the black will turn to red

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number when I was young

Got a long line of heartache, I carry it well
The list of lives I've broken reach from here to hell
Bad luck wind been blowin' at my back
I pray you don't look at me, I pray I don't look back

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number when I was young

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number when I was young

They just gave me the number when I was young

[somewhere around here I have an mp3 of Danzig's version. when i find it i'll upload it here]

Comments

In keeping with the triscadecic theme -

Exhibit 13

Found by Laurence.

Much as I hate to encourage a Yankees fan, (particularly an ingracious one), the Yankees' magic number is actually 12. If they finish in a tie with the Sox, the Yankees win the division because they won the season series.

I myself am particularly fond of the number 13, but perhaps it's because I was born on the 13th.
In fact, today is my brithday..... Sept 13th. :-)

And to top it off, I was born on a Friday.
While my parents celebrated, others came to them with sympathy for having had a child on such a dreadful day.
Hey, it could have been worse. It could have been the 11th like so many of my other friends.

So for me 13 has been lucky, and I have revelled on days in which that fell on a friday. Always good luck to me.
:-)

So you're getting messages from Bureau 13?

"If they finish in a tie with the Sox, the Yankees win the division because they won the season series."

The season series does not make or break a team's playoff chances.
All that the season series does is determine who is the wild card if both teams tie and are ahead of the other wildcard contenders. If they both tie at the end of the season and Oak/Sea has a better record (for wild card), then Sox and Yanks will play a one game playoff at Yankee Stadium.