@konstantine_p: Congratulations and Thank You Johan Santana for pitching the first no-no in NY Mets history. Woohoo!” 22 hours ago
I can’t just leave it as a simple tweet after last night. There has to be more for something so important in NY Mets history. I mean, it was the first no-hitter since they were born in 1962. So many great pitchers have pitched for the Mets. And so many have pitched no-hitters… just not for the Mets. The most impressive, at least in my opinion, is Nolan Ryan and his 7 no-hitters after leaving the Mets.
After putting in a full workday yesterday, I was beat and had a nasty headache. Just about ready to take a nap to hopefully sleep the funk away, I looked at my phone to see the score of the Mets game. Living in California and not paying for the MLB package, I couldn’t just put the game on TV. I looked at the phone and noticed it was 8-0 after 7 innings. It took a few seconds for me to realize the Cardinals had yet to get a hit. A big uh-oh ensued.
I got up, walked into the living room and changed the channel to the MLB Network hoping they would show the game in the top of the eighth inning. At the time they were showing the Yankees vs. Tigers. They ended up showing highlights of each at-bat in the top of the eighth. Then they went full time to the game in the top of the ninth.
It was an exciting feeling getting to see it happen. It’s rare that I remember specific feats in sports, but this will be up there along with the catch by Endy Chavez, which later resulted in the Curse of the Nachos.
So, the answer to the question is… I was in my living room. And the answer to future trivia questions include Johan Santana, June 1, 2012, Cardinals, David Friese, and Strikeout.