Minnesota Twins’ Jason Bartlett Was On A 676 Day Hitless Streak


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On Wednesday, Jason Bartlett finally got a hit in Spring Training which seems like a really long stretch, but let’s make it look even worse. Bartlett’s last hit in a Major League Baseball game of any sort was on May 12, 2012. 676 days.

Do you know how long ago that was? Seriously, do you understand?

I was a senior in high school when Jason Bartlett last got a MLB hit.

Goyte’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ was the number one song in the country.

A month and a half before, ‘Call Me, Maybe’ was a number one smash.

On the country charts, Rascal Flatt’s ‘Banjo’ was number one. About a month ahead of Eric Church’s ‘Springsteen’ arriving at number one and more than six months ahead of Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’. (We didn’t even know who Florida Georgia Line was. Oh, how I wish that still rang true.)

President Barack Obama had just made public his stance on gay marriage.

I’ll Have Another had just won the Kentucky Derby that day.

Will Ferrell hosted SNL that night. Usher was the musical guest and performed ‘Scream’ and ‘Climax’.

Marvel’s The Avengers was the number one movie at the box office. Dark Shadows, Think Like A Man, The Hunger Games and The Lucky One rounded out the top five.

The Twins lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-1. A guy named Erik Komatsu pinch ran for Ryan Doumit. P.J. Walters started the game and Jeff Gray appeared in relief.