The game won't matter but a hitting streak does! That speaks volumes about how some of the fans think around here. I bet if Zimmerman is hitless going into the 9th and we're winning people would prefer if the Giants tie the game so Zimmerman can get additional at bats in extra innings. Quoted for Truth.
Losing teams live for achieving records like this. Ask the Frank Howard Mutant Statue
. DiMaggio's 56-game streak seems impossible, but having Zim-with-1-N
get 2nd place, or as high as possible, means that his name will be mentioned, anytime a future player gets a good streak going. And THAT provides PRIDE in the franchise for [Nationals] fans.
EDIT: And the longer Zim-with-1-N
goes, the more likely he'll get VOTED into the 2009 and future All Star games... Do Giants fans really want the Mets' David Wright in the All Stars this year?Streaker