July 7, 2007
Today has been marketed as the luckiest day of the century. This is a result of the date being 07/07/07. According to the Gila River Casino advertisements 7-7-7 is always a winner and therefore lucky. A lot of people seem to be in agreement with that as the numbers of marriage license applicants for this day are substantially larger than any other day including the new millennium and Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure getting married on a lucky day is going to help any of these marriages to survive better than any other day but I guess it can’t hurt either. My thoughts today were not on marriage but on baseball. I know that probably comes as a shock to many of you. It amazed me too that I woke up this morning with baseball on the brain but rather than fight it I decided to embrace it. If there was ever a team that needed a little luck it was the Arizona Diamondbacks. Since the calendar rolled over from June to July the Diamondbacks have only been able to muster one win against the St. Louis Cardinals. At this point I was willing to accept help no matter where it came from.