BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
Although there was that questionable call on the ball that may have hit the foul line./Ducks
They blew that as it clearly did hit the foul line on replays well as the batter that was clearly hit on the hand.
If you've got to go to super slo-mo to determine whether the ball grazed the foul line, that's the baseball gods saying the Mets and their fans deserved a break. We're more than happy to take it.
I think the Mets must've been on the recieving end of a few no hitters back in the 70s.
The Mets are notorious for trading away people who later pitch no-hitters, most obviously Nolan Ryan (with 7!), also Tom Seaver of course and two who pitched them for the Yankees, Dwight Gooden and David (perfect game) Cone.As for bad calls, have you seen anything worse than poor Armando Gallaraga losing a perfect game when [expletive deleted] Jim Joyce called a batter safe at first on the final out when he was clearly out by a mile?I thought not. It was the worst call at first base since Don Denkinger's in game 6 of the 1985 World Series.An aside: it isn't just the umpires who have a role. I remember a game in Anaheim when Nolan Ryan was no hitting the Yankees in the later innings and an "official scorer" tried to help him to another one by calling a clean single to the outfield an error. I always wondered how Ryan would have felt had it ended that way. (The Yankees later got a hit.)Jeff
Another aside on perfect games: the Yankees came within one out of having a THIRD perfect game in four years (at that time there had only been 14 pitched in the 20th Century) when Mike Mussina gave up a hit to the egregiously annoying Carl Everett in 2001. It would have been even sweeter to Yankee fans as it came in Fenway Park.Jeff
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