Last night the Yankees played their 18th-straight errorless game. Apparently, this is a new Major League record. This got me thinking, is defense in the Major Leagues that historically bad that not a SINGLE team in the league's history has gone 20 games without booting one or Knoblauching one into the stands? Maybe I am in the minority here, but 18 games does not seem like a very impressive number. Aside from hitting a home run or Peter Gammons abstaining tickling Dustin Pedroia's taint, I can't think of anything that would invoke awe after just 18 consecutive games - can you?