OK, I guess I’ll take the Japanese Jon Lester!
Congrats to Lester on his no-no…I almost missed it. I didn’t turn the game on until it was 5-0, so I figured I’d go clean out the garage. The radio wasn’t coming in out there, so I figured I’d just check the score later. Thankfully, someone sent me a message during the 7th inning, so I caught the end.
4 no hitters since 2001; that’s amazing, isn’t it?
if you check in the comments of the last post, chatter Crab was kind enough to save the chat transcript from the no-no. I didn’t have my laptop at home last night so I couldn’t join in.
Great, great blog post by Joe Posnanski
Of course, I did not think that something special would be a no-hitter. No, you don’t go to Fenway Park to see one of those. No, I thought maybe I would see MannyBeingManny’s 499th homer, or maybe I would see Jose Guillen crack three doubles off the Monster (he was the Morning Line favorite to be my column), or maybe I would see Papi hit one of those ninth inning home runs, or maybe … one of the five best words in sports — maybe.
If you aren’t reading Posnanski, a columnist for the Kansas City Star, on a regular basis…you should be.