I'm sure many of you know that baseball has many superstitions. One of those superstitions we are all aware of is that when a no-hitter is in progress players are not to mention it. But as a fan, do you believe in this theory while viewing in the stands or at home ?
Last season, I saw Vicente Padilla twice go past the 5th inning before finally allowing that first hit. Back in July against the Cubs, the fan next to me had the audacity to actually mention it and everyone in our section got on him. Of course, when the top half of the 6th arrived, sure enough, a base hit, and boy everyone in our section let that fan know it.
One month later in August, Padilla takes it to the 7th inning, everyone in our section has kept quiet, but at last, the no-no is broken, and thus everyone lets out a sigh of relief, and a nice ovation for Padilla as well.
Oh yeah, there was also a time, Game 2 of the NLDS when Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals had a no-hitter going against the Dodgers into the 5th inning when a couple of Dodger fans behind us kept repeating it over and over until Andre Ethier not only broke up the no-hitter, but tied the game with a solo shot, all that in just one swing. I asked the 2 fans after the inning if they we're doing the reverse psychology and of course their response was a resounding and enthusiastic YES ( BTW, that was the Matt Holliday game, the game we all would GO CRAZY FOLKS !!!! )
So, when viewing a no-hitter being pitched for your team, do you as a fan keep shut as well ? Or if that no-hitter is being thrown at your team, do you do the reverse ? One thing I will say, in past games at Dodger Stadium i've been to where a no-hitter was involved, the fans around me , with exception of that one IDIOT, sure knew thier baseball etiquette.