HOWARD MEGDAL: I used to judge relationships by how the Mets played during them. One girlfriend had something like a .580 winning percentage, which mitigated against her being a terrible girlfriend. Another was okay, but her parents were awful. Still, the Mets were 20-3 when we visited them. So I soldiered on.
MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I seem to recall you having a rule that certain people at Bard were not allowed to hang out in your dorm room because when they did, the Mets tended to lose.
HOWARD MEGDAL: Wait, that’s really misstating things. There was one person, and twice she walked into the room immediately before a walkoff hit by the other team. What choice did I have?
CHRIS PUMMER: I think like an actual baseball prospect, you can’t rush to judge because of a rough start.
My wife started out with a couple tough rebuilding years for the White Sox. But we stuck with it and went on to a pretty sucessful decade that included a World Series title.
Don’t let a small sample size cloud your opinion.
HOWARD MEGDAL: My daughter is already a game over .500. Pretty good for a baby.
DAN SZYMBORSKI: The best time to lock in long-term contracts is while they’re a baby. While children have a somewhat worse CBA than players (children get decent fringe benefits but have to wait until 18 years of service time to become a FA), you want to lock up kids early because you don’t get any draft pick compensation when they leave.