Every season, Dobie Wallender would start off thinking:
THIS IS GOING TO BE MY YEAR.
He'd tell his wife:
THIS IS GOING TO BE MY YEAR. I CAN FEEL IT.
He'd tell his team mates:
THIS IS GOING TO BE MY YEAR. I KNOW IT.
He'd tell the owners:
THIS IS GOING TO BE MY YEAR. CAN I HAVE A LITTLE MORE?
And all of them would think Dobie was a terrible bare. And each year, just like clock work, Dobie would end up hitting his regular. 260.
FUNNY - I COULD HAVE SWORN.
Then - one year - on the first day of the season, Dobie Wallender went four for four.
And on the second day of the season, Dobie Wallender went four for four.
And all that week and the week after that, Dobie Wallender went four for four.
His wife was very happy. His team mates were very happy. And the owners (who gave him a sizeable increase) were very happy.
WHAT DID I TELL YOU? DIDN'T I SAY THIS WAS GOING TO BE MY YEAR? HUH? DIDN'T I? YOU KNOW I DID! DIDN'T I SAY —
He got prizes. He got awards. He got a "Dobie Wallender Day" ceremony from the citizens of the community.
SO I SAID TO MY WIFE - "NOW DEAR, I CAN NOT BE SURE OF THIS FOR WHICH OF US IN THIS UNCERTAIN WORLD CAN BE SURE OF ANYTHING - BUT I HAE A FEELING THAT THIS YEAR—"