Tagged: 108

I’m Suffering From Brain Freeze!

I think all of last week’s snow caused a drastic slowdown of my thought processes, as it seems that my wellspring of blog ideas totally dried up, or more likely, froze. See, I knew there was a reason I don’t like to go outside in the snow!

Anyway, while watching a recent episode of Lost, I couldn’t help but notice the baseball on the desk of the Crazy Asian Guy (who later states that his name is Dogen).

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What’s up with that? There are no baseball teams on the mysterious Island. I let my mind wander, as it tends to do.

Any fan of Lost know that the Numbers – 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 – add up to 108. The number 108 is sacred in Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism (Lost is chock full of religious symbolism). A baseball has 108 stitches. And what does all this mean for me, born on September 12? 9 x 12 = 108.


Well, baseball is practically a religion to some people. In fact, God and the Devil have faced off on the baseball diamond.

Well, sort of. Tim Teufel (Teufel = Devil in German) hit his first career home run off of Jim Gott (Gott = God in German). Gott had the upper hand overall, though, as Teufel went 2 for 9 against him in his career, for a .222 average.

Thankfully, today was the first official day for the Phillies’ pitchers and catchers, though quite a few had reported earlier and were already in camp. I hope that now I can look forward to more substantial baseball news on a daily basis, and hopefully begin to thaw out my brain!