If you played sports as a kid, you probably know this sound & feeling...
Venus launches a three pointer for the win...........
The crowd's hands go up...
Venus misses. Team loses.
I know those are different sports, but I liked the picture and this is MY BLOG. I do what I want!
That ahhhhawww sound has to be the worst sound in the world to hear if you are an athlete.
Well, let me tell you a little story about a boy named Yu. Yu Darvish to be exact.
So as not to get him confused with the other Yu's you may know.
Yu is like a totally important pitcher for the Texas Rangers.
Well little Yu was the starting pitcher in last night's matchup at the Houston Astros.
Before I get into that, let me tell you another story about a perfect game.
Definition: A perfect game
A game in which a pitcher, or combination of pitchers, pitches a victory that lasts a minimum of 9 innings and in which no opposing player reaches base.
No hits, no walks, no hit baseman. No one makes it past the batters box.
This has only occurred 23 -- yes just 23 -- times in Major League Baseball HISTORY
Ok so back to my little boy Yu.
Yu went into the very last inning of the game last night with a perfect freaking game on his hands.
He had gone 8 innings, with 14 strikeouts.
Here we are, bottom of the 9th inning.
First batter up to face Yu, hits the ball, but he is OUT at first base.
Second batter up to face Yu, hits the ball, but he is thrown OUT at first base.
One. Freaking. Out. separates Yu and the 24th perfect game in the history of baseball.
Crowd is on their feet (well most of them since it was a Houston Astros home game)
First pitch, is a hit right at the pitcher. Easy ground out.......
BUT IT GOES THROUGH HIS LEGS!!!!
Our hearts are breaking for you... er.... Yu.
No one ever pays me in gum.