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Synchronicity … not just a Police album

Sometimes things just work out in a way described by some as ‘synchronicity’.

On Saturday, I was listening to REWIND Radio and the remote at Andre’s. I had set the remote up, and although there are usually no problems, I like to listen just to be sure.

At one point Jen Grier was talking about the size of some of the TV sets they had there and mentioned that she was reminded of her lack of height standing next to the boxes.

As she was talking about this, I was in the Twitch stream of a Swedish streamer who is also, shall we say, vertically challenged.

Just as Jen mentioned her feelings of shortness, someone on the Twitch stream played an emote that said, “Mad because small.”

The timing was perfect.

Another example of synchronicity occurred in an NFL game a couple of weeks ago between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills. It was an excellent game for Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen, who recorded an interception, a sack, and a fumble recovery in the game.

What made it a first level of synchronicity was the Buffalo quarterback who Josh Allen intercepted, sacked and recovered the fumble from was – Josh Allen.

The Buffalo quarterback is in his third year in the league; the Jaguar linebacker in his second.

And that’s where we run into the second layer of synchronicity in the story. Each player was taken in their draft year with the seventh pick in the first round.

That’s almost as mind-boggling as realizing the 1962 New York Mets baseball team had a left-handed relief pitcher named Bob Miller. The 1962 New York Mets also had a right-handed relief pitcher named – Bob Miller.

I have been unable to ascertain how manager Casey Stengel was able to let the bullpen coach know which Bob Miller should get warmed up.

Of course, since the Mets that year finished with 40 wins and 120 losses, it probably didn’t make much difference.


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