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Readers' Thread: No-Hitter?

June 16, 2024


Happy Father's Day!

On Father's Day in 1964, Jim Bunning threw a perfect game.

The other day, the Yankees were no-hit for 6 innings.

Here is this week's question:

If the Yankees are being no-hit in the ninth inning, are you rooting for the Yankees to break-up the no-hitter, or are you rooting for the pitcher to get the no-hitter? (Let's assume, for this, that the pitcher is the starter and this isn't a "tandem no-hitter.")




Jun 16

No. Definitely not. It is embarrassing for our team to be so inept that they can't manage even one hit against an opponent. I would at the very least want them to avoid being no-hit, even if they have absolutely no chance of winning the game. I never want the Yankees to be dominated by any team in that way. I can never root for a Yankee player to make an out, and not root for a Yankee to get a hit. Even with two outs in the 9th inning, I would be rooting for the Yankees to not only break up the no-hitter, but to somehow rally, come from behind, and win.


Alan B.
Alan B.
Jun 16

A combined no hitter, not a chance I want that. Depends who the pitcher is. Like I'd love for Sevy to no hit us in the Stadium for the Mets. Gee, another player that couldn't be gotten healthy here, but he's healthy there (even if his beard looks like garbage).


Paul Semendinger
Paul Semendinger
Jun 16

I thought of this question the other day as the Yankees were getting no-hit.

Since the Yankees have been so good, I wasn't upset they were beingh no-hit. Now, if it's one of these bullpen no-hitters, that's not fun. But, maybe because I pitch, if the guy has a chance for greatness that day, I think I root for the pitcher.

Of course, if it's a meanigful game for the Yankees, or whatever, then, by all means no way, but on a random day in June, in a season going so well for the Yankees, I felt generous. Had it gotten later in the game I just might have been rooting for the no-no.

Jun 16
Replying to

very interesting. i can only guess that is because you are a pitcher. i have not even read down the comments yet. i guess i really thought all the Yankees fans would be against the yankees being no hit in very close to EVERY scenario. Alan brings up Sevy. i really loved Sevy. still root for him and happy he is having a good year. alan I think it was just time for Sevy to be in a different place. that does happen sometimes. i am happy for Sevy but even for him i am not cheering for the Yankees to get no hit

trying to think if there is any pitcher today that i would root for it? let…


Jun 16



Jun 16

Break that son of a gun’s heart. Every. Single. Time.

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