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  • 10/07/2013, 06:19PM ET

Saying a pitcher is throwing no-hitter or perfect game on air is wrong. Dick Stockton, TBS, said it

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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.


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.

October 7, 2013  07:33 PM ET

Ha.. I did the same thing!
Once I wrote it.. I snapped it!

October 8, 2013  01:09 AM ET

MLB is profitable and sustainable* due to an interest...

October 8, 2013  08:42 AM ET

So left is saying Pedro only hit that monster homerrun cause the TV announcers mentioned the no hitter. They mentioned it many times before that and the Pirates didn't get a hit. So, Pedro's homerun was due to fate causevof something an announcer said and NOT his skill as a hitter. There are 36 reasons during the regular season and several so far this post season that day otherwise.

Leaning far left!!!

October 9, 2013  07:02 AM ET
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So left is saying Pedro only hit that monster homerrun cause the TV announcers mentioned the no hitter. They mentioned it many times before that and the Pirates didn't get a hit. So, Pedro's homerun was due to fate cause of something an announcer said and NOT his skill as a hitter. There are 36 reasons during the regular season and several so far this post season that say otherwise. Leaning far left!!!

Fixed.

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October 9, 2013  06:11 PM ET

No hitters and perfect games (in progress) are always mentioned by the announcers (after a certain point). In the dugout, it never gets mentioned.

October 9, 2013  06:52 PM ET

They shouldn't broadcast or let anyone into the park to watch the game until the initial hit is given up by both teams

October 9, 2013  06:54 PM ET

Marlins Fan is throwing a perfect game..............










It had to be said..........

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October 9, 2013  10:55 PM ET
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That would create even MORE problems! How can you justify the lost advertising dollars and the lost gate concessions? YOU CAN'T!

Heheh. Great character you've got going. Whose your role model? DJ?

October 10, 2013  01:45 AM ET
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They shouldn't broadcast or let anyone into the park to watch the game until the initial hit is given up by both teams

Lol.

October 10, 2013  01:46 AM ET
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That would create even MORE problems! How can you justify the lost advertising dollars and the lost gate concessions? YOU CAN'T!

Haha!

Awesome.

October 10, 2013  01:47 AM ET
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Heheh. Great character you've got going. Whose your role model? DJ?

Lol three in a row... that's something special on FN these days.

This TD was worth it just for the comments.

October 10, 2013  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They shouldn't broadcast or let anyone into the park to watch the game until the initial hit is given up by both teams

Ha!

October 10, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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That would create even MORE problems! How can you justify the lost advertising dollars and the lost gate concessions? YOU CAN'T!

HA!

October 10, 2013  07:45 PM ET
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Marlins Fan is throwing a perfect game..............It had to be said..........

No one thought this was funny ????

October 10, 2013  10:27 PM ET
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No one thought this was funny ????

T'was a great comment, Mick. And I appreciate the sentiment.

October 10, 2013  10:27 PM ET
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No one thought this was funny ????

Lol and it actually was funny, I just had to think about it. But I get it now :)

 
October 10, 2013  11:24 PM ET
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Marlins Fan is throwing a perfect game..............It had to be said..........

Mick, I looked at your statement as being a fitting comment given the situation and I got a chuckle out of it. The only downfall here is the zombie status of the TD itself. Any feelings of optimism have gone out the window.

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