It’s baseball superstition to not mention a no-hitter when a no-hitter is happening. I don’t particularly agree with this unwritten rule because I refuse to ponder the metaphysical world.
But plenty of people take this type of things seriously. So they were pretty pissed off when ESPN reporter Kaylee Hartung brought up Alex Wilson’s no-hit bid to TCU manager Jim Schlossnagle in the sixth inning of yesterday’s game against Vanderbilt.
@KayleeHartung Have some feel. pic.twitter.com/V93Sl0mxgg
— Dylan Fitzgerald (@DFitz38) June 17, 2015
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsLo and behold, the very next Vanderbilt batter took Wilson deep for the game’s only run. Coincidence? Probably. But try tell that to Horned Frogs fans, who now have another reason to accuse the Worldwide Leader of disrespecting their team. Scholssnagle, though, rushed to her defense with some much needed perspective.
@KayleeHartung asking me that question had NOTHING to do with us losing.Valid question at the time. She is outstanding. Treat her kindly. — Jim Schlossnagle (@TCUSchloss) June 17, 2015
Nice try, coach. No need to bring logic into this. [H/T: College Spun]//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js