I don’t follow the Orioles, nor even Major League Baseball. But how could any true sports fan not get excited over a no hitter. Last night my wife and I were watching the summer reruns of Two and a Half Men. As I usually do, I changed momentarily to MASN to check the Orioles score. They were losing of course. Luckily MASN announced that Matt Garza was pitching a no hitter through eight innings. Tampa Bay’s 26-year-old right-hander faced 27 batters allowing only a second-inning walk to Brennan Boesch. It was the first no hitter in the Ray’s 13 year history.
When MASN announced that Garza had a no hitter through eight innings, I remembered that ESPN had the Rays and Tigers on their Monday Night Game. I immediately turned the game on. My wife and I cheered for Garza as if he were our son.
It’s not every day you see a no hitter whether in person or on TV. Personally I came close only once to witnessing a no hitter. On June 26, 1983 at old Memorial Stadium (genuflect) Orioles right hander Storm Davis threw a no hitter through eight. Unfortunately he gave up a lead off home run in the top of the ninth and fell apart. Well I may not follow MLB, nor the Orioles, but as a sports fan, it was fun to watch.