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April 21, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I have a confession to make . . .

I feel like I just stole from the collection plate at church.
I cover maybe three or four Mariner games a year, and a lot of baseball-writer lifers do 150 of them, and they haven’t been so blessed to see a no-hitter. I just got done covering a perfect game at Safeco Field, Philip Humber’s shutdown of the Mariners, who were at their feeble worst.
And it’s not even my first one. At least back in the day, when I was the backup baseball guy at the old Post-Intelligencer, I was doing maybe 20 games a year, and one of those happened to be Chris Bosio’s no-no 19 years ago. In fact, it was 19 years almost to the day — Bosio’s was April 22, 1993.
One of the beauties of baseball is the possibility of definitive, statistical gems, in particular the no-hitter — and especially the perfect game. There’s no real equivalent, say, in football or basketball. We know when we’re witnessing something special — like Kobe Bryant’s 81-point game for the Lakers back in 2006, but even that doesn’t achieve perfection, only majesty.
So no, I don’t deserve to have covered two no-hitters.
But, thank you. I’ll take them.

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