No-no, and no one saw it?

Bortaz

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No-no, and no one saw it?

So, a rookie pitcher (Anibal Sanchez) for the Florida Marlins threw a no-hitter a day or 2 ago...the first one since May 18, 2004 (2nd longest drought in modern MLB history)...and...


THERE WERE JUST 6000 FANS IN THE STADIUM.


Damn, they need to go ahead and move than team to San Antonio.



As a side debate: Do you feel the era of steroids in baseball has had any role in limiting the number of no-hitters pitchers have thrown over the last few years? Before this stretch with no no-no's, the MLB averaged 2 per season. Makes you wonder if the batters being juiced have anything to do with it.
 

DurfBarian

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Do the drugs in common use make batters quicker to react, or improve their vision? I thought they just made outfield flies more likely to turn into home runs. More power, not higher batting averages.
 

DurfBarian

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What happened on the play, Yaboosh? I read a few articles but didn't see anything about a controversy.
 

skihard

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I will never understand why 2 guys playing catch is sooo exciting. One guy throws the ball real hard to another guy who throws it back all wussy like and this is excitement. Just don't get it.
 

ragnar_ii

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skihard said:
I will never understand why 2 guys playing catch is sooo exciting. One guy throws the ball real hard to another guy who throws it back all wussy like and this is excitement. Just don't get it.
For me it was something to follow in the Rangers offseason. Now Im really into it. Its actually rather exciting.
 

Talga Vasternich

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Bortaz said:
As a side debate: Do you feel the era of steroids in baseball has had any role in limiting the number of no-hitters pitchers have thrown over the last few years? Before this stretch with no no-no's, the MLB averaged 2 per season. Makes you wonder if the batters being juiced have anything to do with it.
I don't think steroids have much to do with no-hit baseball games.
I am more inclined to believe that tighter-wound balls and smaller strike zones are the reason for the decline. Both of these moves were made by MLB to increase offense/home runs in the game (which they believe increases fan interest).
 

Raft Boy

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DurfBarian said:
What happened on the play, Yaboosh?
The last play was a ground ball to the shortstop, who took his sweet time throwing it to first. When I saw it the first time, I thought the runner got to the bag at the same time as the ball. Even the ESPN guys were joking that the play was a little too close, but the ump gave the Marlins the out and the no-hitter.
 

PatMaGroin

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Bortaz said:
So, a rookie pitcher (Anibal Sanchez) for the Florida Marlins threw a no-hitter a day or 2 ago...the first one since May 18, 2004 (2nd longest drought in modern MLB history)...and...

THERE WERE JUST 6000 FANS IN THE STADIUM.

Damn, they need to go ahead and move than team to San Antonio.

As a side debate: Do you feel the era of steroids in baseball has had any role in limiting the number of no-hitters pitchers have thrown over the last few years? Before this stretch with no no-no's, the MLB averaged 2 per season. Makes you wonder if the batters being juiced have anything to do with it.
Like I said, baseball is hardly "America's Pasttime" anymore.

That said, I don't think steroids have much to do with no hitters. Sure, they might make a warning track fly ball into a home run, but they play a very small part in no-hitters. Like was said before, the smaller strike zones and the 'hitters rules' have more to do with it.

I think baseball should expand the strike zone a tad, and raise the pitchers mound a couple of inches to even the playing field a bit.
 

skihard

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The strike zone is small and the mound low so they get the hitting, the casual fan does not like the no hitters, they want to see people on the bases and balls over the wall.
 

DJBod

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Raft Boy said:
The last play was a ground ball to the shortstop, who took his sweet time throwing it to first. When I saw it the first time, I thought the runner got to the bag at the same time as the ball. Even the ESPN guys were joking that the play was a little too close, but the ump gave the Marlins the out and the no-hitter.

yeah, that last out was crap.

Although, it was not as bad as having to listen to that pitcher's broken english in the post game interviews. absolutely horrendous
 
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