Brisbee: How to throw a no-hitter and lose by four runs

From Grant Brisbee at SB Nation on July 1, 2015:

You watch baseball because sometimes players trip and fall down, because you want to laugh at the dumb baseball players when they disappear down open manhole covers. Part of that is envy. Another part of that is watching grown men fall.

If you agree with this, all of this, then there’s an argument that on July 1, 1990, when Yankees pitcher Andy Hawkins threw a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox and lost, baseball might have peaked. While other pitchers and teams have lost a no-hitter, none of them lost the game after setting themselves on fire quite like the Yankees did. Baseball might have peaked because never before or since has it been more entertaining, more skillful, more surprising, more cruel and more hilarious all at the same time.

The most ridiculous no-hitter in history is 25 years old. It’s time to celebrate, marvel and recoil in horror at this game. It’s everything baseball is supposed to be. Just, you know, not all at once.

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Originally published: July 3, 2015. Last Updated: July 3, 2015.