If you haven’t been a loyal, long-suffering Met fan your entire life, as I have been, you probably can’t fully appreciate what took place at CitiField last night. Finally – finally – after 50 years, a NY Mets pitcher threw a no-hitter. The first no-hitter in franchise history. That impressive baseball achievement has been so elusive for so long, Met fans have wondered if it would ever happen. But now it has, thanks to Venezuelan-born left hander Johan Santana. With a little defensive help from his teammates, namely outfielder Mike Baxter, Santana delivered a great historic moment for us Met fans. What makes it even sweeter is that he did it against the reigning World Series champs the St. Louis Cardinals. And yes, we fans will be milking this and celebrating this for days!
And if anyone tries to rain on our parade by pointing out the questionable foul ball call by the third base umpire, and carp about human error unfairly affecting outcomes, I have just one thing to say to you: tell it to the Yankees —> Derek Jeter “Home Run”, 1996 ALCS