Johan Santana FxCKIN’ did it!!!
Seaver, couldn’t do it. Neither did Gooden or Koosman or Eddie Glynn or Pat Zachary (!) No one across more than half a century until…
Johan Santana threw the 1st Met No-Hitter!
That sure does have a nice ring to it – Johan Santana threw the 1st No-Hitter in Met History!
Call it whatever you like:
It was all that and then some.
Once we hit the 7th inning and MIKE BAXTER hit the wall making that catch you really felt we had a shot at magic and for me that’s when the texts began.
I spread word as fast as I could to most of my Met peeps.
In true loyal Met fan fashion almost all were already watching - if not at the game like BMF HOF’er Irish Mike!!
I’m actually thankful this happened in the era of texts because it was so easy to celebrate real time with your fellow Met fans.
I swear I didn’t care how many pitches Johan threw. I was willing to risk his arm, season and career to get the No-No.
We needed this as a franchise. I needed this as a fan. Johan has now attained Met God status after and it couldn’t have happened to a better, classier pitcher, or representative of our organization.
I’m on cloud 9 over this. I swear I’m giddy!!!
Oh what a glorious night! Word is the Yankees even broke into their telecast to show the 9th from Flushing! Thats what I heard can anyone confirm that?
But the unsung hero of the game was clearly Queens’ own Mike Baxter.
The kid who grew up rooting for the Mets made THE No-no saving catch while crashing into the OF wall and injuring his shoulder. I love that kid. He’s alls out balls out and plays the game right.
Bax is forever immortalized as well and he may have just made the biggest catch in Met history. At least along side Endy Chavez and Cleon Jones.
The other unsung hero is the 3rd base ump who ruled a Beltran ball foul even though it left a divot in the LF chalk line as evidence of being fair. Whatever with that. It’s actually sorta cool Beltran was involved in that manner. In some way it was like he contributed to the No-No.
Incidentally I have zero bad feelings towards Beltran and I’ve been happy to see him having a great year so I was convinced he was gonna get us with 2 outs in the 8th. But he didn’t and once the 2 bloops (1 broken bat) in the 9th were caught we were officially in Seaver territory. Santana was clearly on EMPTY nearing 130 pitches but he found one last reserve of stuff and got David Freese swinging to make history.
But Johan didn’t just make baseball history he became a NYC Sports Icon. His name will forever be known as THE MET who threw the no-no. It’s such a beautiful thing I could cry.
I sorta dug seeing the fan in the Carter Jersey sneak into the celebration scrum. It was cool to see the Carter 8 jersey in there celebrating - Kid deserved that moment.
Moments later security wrestled him to ground but he got his moment.
Btw did anyone else see the naked penis on SNY’s postgame show?!!?
It was the craziest thing but during an RA Dickey intvw in the clubhouse, prob 45min after the final out, Dickey is talking about the Baxter catch when in the upper left screen you see a white guy exiting the showers butt naked and full penis in full view.
He had a towel in his hands but not around his waist and certainly not covering his “pig”. I’ve never seen such naked manhood in 1080HD like that. Lol
The shot was waist down so it’s hard to know exactly who the penis belonged to but I betcha penis-gate will be getting some press and the truth will be revealed … prob on Page 6.
All in all a pretty crazy Met night.
First Johan’s No-No then a naked pee-pee on TV