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That Old Orioles Magic – 5 May 2021

Today’s inspiration:

John Means was going to quit baseball.  He made a LinkedIn profile because he was about to hang it up.  But he didn’t.  He kept believing. 

Today’s joy:

John Means throwing the Orioles first no-hitter since 1991 when Bob Milaki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, and Gregg Olson combined to no-hit the A’s.  The first Orioles complete game no hitter since Jim Palmer in 1969.  Definitely one of the most impressive O’s pitching outings of all time.

A past joy:

Johan Santana throwing the very first Mets no-hitter in 2012.  134 pitches.  By the 7th inning, I knew either he was going to lose it or he was going to keep going, no matter how many pitches until he got it.  And he had been on a known pitch count limit from Terry Collins.  It was a really fun game to watch.