Sunday, May 09, 2010

No Hitters trump the cycle

It isn’t often then you get a concrete confirmation of an opinion you might have… but I got one this weekend.

I had written that even though hitting for the cycle is about as rare as a pitcher throwing a no hitter… the no hitters are infinitely more memorable.

This weekend Jody Gerut hit for the cycle… and his achievement was noted but hardly treated as front page news.

Dallas Braden throws a no hitter and it is the headline of (which with the Red Sox and Yankees playing, an Oakland pitcher being the top news is tremendous.)

Granted it was a perfect game, but that is beside the point.

The no hitter is just more memorable.
I’ll always associate Dallas Braden with his perfect game.
I can already feel myself forgetting Jody Gerut hitting for the cycle.

It may not be fair… but reality sometimes isn’t fair.

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1 comment:

  1. Let's not forget both as far their ties to the Bay Area... Jody Gerut was out of Stanford afterall.