"i believe that its baseball etiquette NOT to talk about perfect games or no hitters while they are going on..."
Yeah, IN THE DUGOUT
read my original post:
"god....sometimes i really hate gary...now im not BLAMING this on him but COME ON!"
i said right from the start that i dont actually believe it impacts the game...i dont know why people keep ignoring that...its not superstition, its etiquette
look im not saying that i believe that gary talking about the no-no is what did him in...im just saying you don't do it...
I'd bet money that every no-hitter, ever, has had SOMEONE mention it before it was over
"i said right from the start that i dont actually believe it impacts the game"
Then why be ridiculous?
"...its not superstition, its etiquette"
No, it's tradition, based on superstition
As Kay said, it used to be "tradition" for people to own slaves. It was "tradition" to put butter on burns. It was "tradition" to bleed people to cure illnesses. It was even tradition NOT to bathe, because people thought bathing too much was harmful.
There a lot of STUPID and/or HARMFUL traditions. That's not an argument for continuing them.
"i value tradition"
Only if it's right.
"What is referenced in this thread is a superstition based on nothing but an idiotic form of etiquette. "
I know. Did you not read my posts?
"Only ignorant people believe in jinxes"
Really? Niese will probably wear the same underwear, uncleaned, for his next start because of this outing, and if that next start goes the same, he'll be donning them again, and again. It's superstition, and all these ball players are superstitious.
You think those rally caps really work?
The radio crew were dancing all around the actual term "no hitter" all afternoon as Niese was getting it done. they made light of it a few times, without coming out and spelling it out for the listener. Much of the convo was about the dillemma Warthen and TC faced approaching the last couple of innings. Very intriguing...not sure what i would have done...but Niese made it easy for them..losing it fast.
Did anyone really think he was going to get it with that strike zone? What a joke.
and yes, it approached "breaking news" status on many of the sports websites, etc. by the 6th inning.
95 or so...with a 7 run lead...I let him make the decision for them...which is what he did.
I thought we were in for a long day based on his start with the walks.
Not the first time he's flirted a nono....not the last either.