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 MLB.com (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.