I turned 26 on Thursday, and I swear I can feel the gray hairs sticking out the back of my head. Yikes.
Last year I did this over at Twins Territory; "honoring" my birthday by finding things relating to the Twins that had to do with the number 25. I listed things like "the age of Rivas and Bartlett" and "the height of Nick Punto in inches". It's the same story this year, only with the number 26.
26-Number of runs scored by Lew Ford.
26-Number of walks taken by Michael Cuddyer.
26-Number on the back of Boof Bonser's jersey.
26-How many innings Lohse will pitch for the Twins before he leaves.
26-The number of home runs Torii Hunter will hit this year.
26-Number of games Ron Gardenhire has been kicked out of a game this season.
26-Number of donuts Batista chowed between innings.
26-From my birthday, the number of days to the All Star game.
26-Number of walks Carlos Silva will issue in 2006.
26-Height of Nick Punto in inches (growth spurt!).
26-Number of miles David Ortiz's ball would have been hit on Thursday, had the PA speaker not been in the way.
26-How many games Stewart will be allowed to play in the outfield the rest of the season.
26-Quantity of at-bats until Rondell White's fate is tied to Batista's.
26-How many games the Twins will win on the road the rest of the season.
26-Number of saves Joe Nathan will collect this season.
26-Number of teams Ruben Sierra has played for.
26-How many hairs remain on the top of Jesse Crain's head.
26-Hits Justin Morneau had in his breakout month of May.
26-Minutes until the baseball world finally realizes Joe Mauer deserves to be the leading vote-getter at the catcher position for July's All Star game.
All of these statements are true, regardless of what the facts and reality may tell you.