Monday, May 3, 2010
The Rules For Watching A No-Hitter (AKA No-Hit Club)
By Ian Hunter
For the fourth time since the beginning of the season, a Blue Jay starter made it through six innings without surrendering a single hit.
So just in case it happens again in the near future, I thought I'd lay down some ground rules just in case. Here are the rules of No-Hit Club:
1.) The first rule of No-Hit Club is you do not talk about a no-hitter.
2.) The second rule of No-Hit Club is seriously ... do not talk about a no-hitter (that means you, Buck Martinez and Alan Ashby).
3.) Do not mention how the opposing team has a zero in the column which is situated between runs and errors.
4.) You are allowed to think positive thoughts, but try your best not to verbalize any of them. Save the celebrations for after the twenty-seventh out.
5.) If you started watching or listening to a no-hitter, you must keep watching or listening to the game throughout said no-hitter. One wouldn't want to upset the Baseball Gods.