This expression could be "go my way":nothing seemed to break my way
So "my way" means "favorable to me". This talks about luck. I had bad luck.nothing seemed to go my way
Thank you for your detailed explanation, dojibear."Out of left field" refers to baseball. Baseball has a main area (the diamond) and three much larger fields: left field, right field and center field. The batter tries to hit the ball a long distance (into one of the fields).
But I don't know the phrase origin. Here is a wikipedia page about this phrase.
Out of left field - Wikipedia
"Break my way" means "break towards me". That could happen in any sport -- when the ball hits the ground, it might change direction ("break"). It could change direction "my way" (towards me) or in some other direction.
This expression could be "go my way":
So "my way" means "favorable to me". This talks about luck. I had bad luck.
Thank you very much, KentixYes, didn't "break my way" means I didn't have any good luck. Things that happened always went against me.
"Out of left field" is used when something happens with no prior warning or expectation. It could be good or bad.
- The news that I had cancer came out of left field. I'd been running marathons and physically I felt as good as I ever had before.
- The news that I had inherited $800,000 from my uncle came out of left field. I didn't even know he had that much money.
In this case, the person was so used to having bad luck that he couldn't believe it when something good happened.