In lieu of actual baseball, I’ll be posting snippets that were cut from The Baseball Codes as a way of amusing myself and, hopefully, you. Today’s theme: Talking during a no-hitter.
In the fifth inning of Shawn Estes’ would-be no-hitter with the Mets in 2002, the Shea Stadium scoreboard informed the crowd that Estes had pitched four career no-hitters in high school.
That was all it took. Shortly thereafter, Milwaukee’s Eric Young singled to center. “They’re not supposed to do that, are they?” asked Estes after the game.