Sunday, May 25, 2014

It's about damn time

Dodgers who have thrown no-hitters in my lifetime:



Sandy Koufax, 1965. I was 2 months old.



Bill Singer, 1970. I was preparing to enter kindergarten.



Jerry Reuss, 1980. I was 14. Delivering newspapers.



Fernando Valenzuela, 1990. I was 24. Heard it on the radio on rare Friday off from work.



Kevin Gross, 1992. Age 27. I was toiling away at work. I have very little memory of it.



Ramon Martinez, 1995. Thrown two days before my 30th birthday. I consider it a birthday present.



Hideo Nomo, 1996. Thrown at Coors Field, still one of the most impressive no-hitters in Dodger history in my mind. I was 31.


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Josh Beckett, 2014.


Hell, it's like I'm a kid again.

16 comments:

  1. At least you didn't have to wait 50 years for the first in franchise history. I had to wait 33 years of my life before the Mets got one.

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  2. I must be older than you, Keith, cuz I was waitin' a whole lot longer for that one.

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  3. mixed feelings on this end.

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  4. I am dumbfounded to learn today that Kevin Gross ever tossed a no-hitter! He was average at best while with the Phillies.

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  7. Jyoti sounds as big a fan of a Josh Beckett as I am...

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  8. Mets have one. Quit your complaining!

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  9. I'll have what Jyoti's having.

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  10. Great post. I should write one of these for my Padres. Wait. Never mind. Hope you and your family are enjoying a safe Memorial Day weekend.

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  11. Thankfully MLB network showed the end of the game..... I'm part of the 70% of people in the L.A. area that don't get to watch the Dodgers on TV live.... Thanks Time Warner....

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  12. Nice symmetry of the 1965 Koufax and the 2014 Heritage Beckett. I am certain Josh went home and celebrated with fried chicken and beer.

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  13. I sense much bitterness from many of the comments -- except from my good buddy, Jyoti.

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  14. Not the most articulate post game interview I've ever heard, but the man's doing what he's being paid to do... and then some for a day.

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