Dallas Braden debunks the axiom that says one shouldn’t change a thing while in the process of throwing a no-hitter. He did, during his—by accident.
Hanley Ramirez loafs after a booted ball, blames injury. Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez doesn’t buy it.
Hanley Ramirez, anything but contrite, blows his situation into the stratosphere.
The Red Sox pull starter Josh Beckett for injury reasons without a trainer ever visiting the mound—giving their reliever unlimited time to warm up. The Yankees, unappreciative, protest the game.
Hanley Ramirez finally apologizes; everybody exhales and moves on.
Mets starter John Maine is pulled after five pitches while being called a “habitual liar” about the state of his health. Except that’s exactly what he’s supposed to do.