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You Don't Say
2005-05-06 19:50
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Love you all - especially tonight - but this should be perfectly clear.

The game announcers have permission to say "no-hitter." It is part of their job to inform and falls outside of the rule.

No one else has permission to say "no-hitter" or "perfect game" while one is going on. Everyone must figure it out for themselves, without help from the studio audience.

"No-no" is permissable - nothing more.

Comments
2005-05-06 20:10:25
1.   Albert in Hong Kong
(sorry guys)
2005-05-06 20:11:47
2.   Jon Weisman
No apologies necessary - I meant to put that - just for future reference :)
2005-05-06 20:15:18
3.   Langhorne
For some reason I wouldn't have thought you were that superstitious. Or is it a tradition thing?
2005-05-06 20:28:05
4.   Jon Weisman
It's just the product of my cumulative experience.

Seriously, I didn't mean to make Albert or anyone feel bad. I had just meant to say this after the last near no-hitter and wanted to get it out of the way.

2005-05-06 20:50:29
5.   ROC
Actually, I've done some pretty in depth research on this matter. Turns out that in every L.A. Dodger no-hitter, mostly due to average per game attendence of 43065, some non-announcer has called "no-hitter" long before the game was over. I didn't even need to add in TV, radio & internet game fans to reach the conclusion.

In fact, this has occured in exactly 100% (!) of Dodger no-hitters...which kinda flips the belief.

Due to this startling discovery, I started a personal tradition of calling "no-hitter" as soon as the very first opposing batter didn't get a hit in every game I follow. Amazingly, I started this on a drizzly night in Colorado many years back watching a Mr. Nomo pitch.

:P

2005-05-06 21:08:19
6.   Albert in Hong Kong
It's alright, I just felt bad that I unconsciously kept posting no-no without no-ing (knowing).

Don't look now guys, but the original Game Over should be back in a week! Just hope he doesn't come back too early.

2005-05-06 21:23:31
7.   the OZ
We need a code word, like an old spy movie:

"The Penny travels by train this morning to Birmingham."

Or something. Whatever.

2005-05-06 21:28:17
8.   Steve
Too complicated. But something like "Penny is Grabowski-ing the Reds" would be easy to understand.
2005-05-06 21:32:26
9.   brendan glynn
How about this for a No hitter code;

"The Fat Man Walks Alone, I Repeat The Fat Man Walks Alone."

I think the Sudafed just kicked in. Good night.

2005-05-06 21:33:55
10.   Jim Hitchcock
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, my, my.
2005-05-06 22:02:19
11.   LAT
Nats 9 Gnats 3. Alou is on his 6th pitcher, AGAIN. If I was a Giant fan his managment of the bullpen would make me insane. Every night each of these guys has to pitch. Even if they do'nt pitch he gets them up to warm up. They are going to be spent by the end of the month. But alas, I am not a Giant fan I am a Dodger fan, Keep up the good work Filepe.
2005-05-06 22:04:20
12.   bigcpa
I've got my Tivo set for 3AM on Fox 2. Count me among the late arrivers to the party today.

I understand Bradley drew a walk. The last time he walked we were 12-2! He had gone 55 straight without one.

Nats 9, Gnats 3

2005-05-06 22:06:23
13.   bigcpa
LAT-I came up with Nats/Gnats first... you just hit submit faster.
2005-05-06 22:22:14
14.   Icaros
Hold on guys, the Nats are trying to give it away in the ninth.
2005-05-06 22:22:59
15.   LAT
cpa, did we speak too soon? bases loaded in bottom 9
2005-05-06 22:25:06
16.   LAT
Whether its the father or the son we love the Alous.
2005-05-06 22:25:43
17.   Icaros
Okay, commence celebration.
2005-05-06 22:28:51
18.   Suffering Bruin
Consider it commenced.

Dodgers win, Yankees lose, Giants are struggling... it's a pretty good day.

Sleep soundly, folks. We do it again tomorrow in the AM.

2005-05-06 22:32:06
19.   Mark
"Ladies and gentlemen, Brad Penny has a Plaschke going through five... if it weren't for the two walks, he would be on track for a Scully.."
2005-05-06 23:17:26
20.   mikethinksblue
I think Wilson pitched a Simers tonight for the Reds
2005-05-06 23:39:40
21.   Bob Timmermann
I don't know if it was lost in the first inning meltdown by the Reds and the resultant joy, but former Dodger communications head Derrick Hall was named VP of communications for the DBacks.
2005-05-06 23:57:54
22.   Jim Hitchcock
Always liked Hall. Good for him.

How was the concert?

2005-05-07 00:15:25
23.   Bob Timmermann
It was a nice concert and much easier to enjoy after watching the Dodgers score 10 runs in the first inning.

I splurged and had dinner at Patina. It's very, very, very, very expensive. But it was really great food. My friend like the cheese cart the best. That guy knows cheese.

2005-05-07 00:26:51
24.   Jim Hitchcock
Let me be more precise. Who played? :)
2005-05-07 00:49:00
25.   Icaros
I'm going to a concert at the Disney Hall Sunday night, Bob. Can you tell me where the good places to get autographs are?
2005-05-07 08:22:57
26.   Bob Timmermann
Sounds like someone is going to an organ recital?

Usually the performers walk out the same doors as the general public.

There are no beach balls at Disney Hall.

2005-05-07 10:21:16
27.   Icaros
Yep, a co-worker gave me her tickets. I'm thinking of wearing a phantom of the opera mask to show my support for the instrument.

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