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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Epitomizing effort

When informed of the no-hit bid against the Yankees last night, I smiled and said, "Figures." Wilson Betemit had to ruin things yet again.

I wasn't watching the game, but had I been, I would have rooted for the no-hitter. Short of being mathematically eliminated, nothing would have symbolically ended the season more than a no-hitter by a pitcher making his first-career start for one of the worst teams in baseball.

Boston is nine games ahead of New York in the loss column and has a magic number of 14. The sooner this thing is over, the better.

2 comments:

kongon said...

I didn't want to see a no-hitter because all that would have done was put the nail in the coffin in what a nadir of a season the Yankees are having.

With A-Rod and Giambi coming up short again at the wrong time, it's just as well they lost. Under that notion, it would have been better that fell to a no-no.

raven said...

A no-hitter by a pitcher making his first-career start for one of the worst teams in baseball would be a slap in the face.
I think it's already over now.

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