On June 28th of this year, I wrote the following:
Dear fellow Yanks fans,
It is over.
All the best,
This, my friends, is how you execute a perfect reverse jinx. Make it succinct (anyone else think this letter has a Hemingwayesque quality. Think about all the words left unsaid. The letter’s true meaning can be found in the gaps of silence behind the stated words) so it has that quality of fate that cannot be reversed.
From that moment on the Yanks have gone something like 82-15 (thanks, Baseball Reference!). There”s no need to thank me. I was just in the right place at the right time.