Remember June 29th, 1990? That was the day Dave Stewart of the A's and Fernando Valenzuela of the Dodgers both threw no-hitters.
I remember tuning in to ESPN to watch the end of Stewart's no-hitter and then watching the first inning of the Dodgers-Cardinals game. Not counting ESPN jumping to a local feed to bring us history, the Valenzuela game was the closest I have ever come to watching a live no-hitter.
Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners definitely tempted the fates for me tonight against the Boston Red Sox. On a night were all eyes were on Daisuke Matsuzaka, King Felix threw a one-hitter, with J.D. Drew (former Seminole!) connecting for the only Red Sox offense.
One day I am sure I will see a no-hitter in its entirety. Would you believe I have never seen an inside-the-park-home run either? In over twenty years of watching baseball, I've seen neither.
Maybe it is destined to be this way. Perhaps my first witnessed no-hitter will also be the first no-hitter in Mets' history. Isn't it supposed to be more special when it's the first time for both?
(Oh yeah, in case you needed a reminder: I'll be at Yaysports! NBA all day Thursday. So swing on by.)