- 10/07/2013, 06:19PM ET
geezerman said 10/07, 06:19 PM
Baseball is an age-old game with an ever changing set of WRITTEN rules. What hasn't changed and shouldn't change are the UN-WRITTEN rules. Examples include stealing a base when leading by a sizeable margin, and the mention of a no-hitter or perfect game. It isn't said in the dugout (players even stay away from the pitcher), and NEVER should be said on gthe air.
Marlins Fan said 10/08, 01:08 AM
Baseball announcers sole reason for existence is to inform the listener as to what's taking place on the field. An announcer would be remiss in not mentioning a potential no hitter or perfect game, seeing as it usually takes center stage as the biggest single storyline from any given game.
What I'm saying is if an announcer failed to mention a possible perfect game or whatever (particularly as the game neared it's conclusion) then that individual might as well not even be on the radio announcing games. They would be leaving out the single most pertinent bit of information regarding that particular game.
Baseball is known for it's superstitions and quirks but none of that should impede sports journalism in any way, particularly in terms of intentionally limiting the information being supplied to the viewed or in this case, listener.
The only reason MLB has a following is because folks are interested in the goings-on of the games. Whether it's for entertainment purposes, or fantasy, or betting, etc, MLB is profitable due to an interest in the happenings of the game.
Intentionally covering up baseball's most exciting moments would be self defeating.
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