With the pitching being the only strong point of the Mets lately, It got me thinking about this:
Is tonight the night? Is it going to be the night we are going to see a perfect game or no-hitter by a Mets pitcher?
This is the question we ask every night a Mets starter goes 1-2-3 for the first three or four innings.
There have been a lot of close calls.
The closest has been Tom Seaver, but a single in the 9th inning stole his spot in history in 1969.
Tom Glavine lost his by giving up a double on the 8th inning in 2004.
More recently, Jon Niese pitched a gem that could’ve been a no-hitter if it wasn’t for the second inning hit that he gave up.
What is more frustrating is seeing our former stars move on to other teams and being able to write their name in history rocking something else than the AMAZIN’ orange & blue.
I wasn’t around but it gets me upset seeing Tom Terriffic celebrating the awesome feat in 1978 rocking Cincinasty colors.
But nothing pisses me off more than seeing Doc Gooden celebrate his no-hitter in 1996 and David Cone celebrate his perfect game in 1999 rockin' the pinstripes from that team in the dirty Bronx.
Even though baseball is surrounded by superstition, lucky charms, rally spots, rally caps and whatever they come out with, I’m not a big believer in bad luck, jinxes or omens, so don’t think there's some kind of curse going on here. During the whole season I thought it was going to come from the most rando pitcher -- Dickey, Takahashi or maybe even Oli -- but most likely it will come from the two guys on top of the rotation, but my money is Niese.
A Mets no hitter is bound to happen soon, it might happen this year, the so-called year of the pitcher, maybe it could be something super historic and happen during a playoff game, or maybe even a World Series game (that’s only happened once, and it was by the Skanks also). Regardless, hopefully it could happen at Citi Field so most of us are there present and we can save and frame that ticket and remember forever the same exact spot we were standing and how loud it was when that 27th out was recorded.
LET’S GO METS!