Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Cleveland Indians Memories: Not seeing a no-hitter? It didn’t ruin a special night

Back-door man to Bosman…

Station now closed, I offer to drive her to her East 65th apartment so she’s home safe and suggest she come back for her car later. Once there, I ask to wash up to get the dirt off my hands. She directs me to the bathroom, and while I am drying my hands, her man comes home and I hear Nita explaining the chain of events to him. As I emerge from the bathroom, here is this 6-6, 290-pound guy looking right through me.

Fortunately for me, he believes Nita that my intentions have been nothing but honorable since this ordeal began.

I guess as a gesture of appreciation, he asks me two things: Do I smoke and drink? I reply, “Taryeton’s and beer.” He pulls open a kitchen drawer and pulls out some homemade cigarettes and a liquor bottle with no label, just clear liquid in it. Not wanting to offend, I now join them in smoking homemade cigarettes and drinking clear liquid from a Styrofoam cup.

When I left, my radio said Dick Bosman was pitching a no-hitter in the seventh. Too late for the game, I decided to head home and pick up a pizza just as the game ended. Being a die-hard Indians fan and having a buzz from the homemade cigarettes and the clear liquid, as I paid the elderly female cashier, I blurted out loudly, “Dick Bosman just pitched a no-hitter!”

I can still see the look on that woman’s face, even today.

Repoz Posted: August 03, 2011 at 12:17 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: fantasy baseball, history, indians

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Traderdave Posted: August 03, 2011 at 01:27 PM (#3891665)
Home safe on East 65th?

Homemade cigarettes? We called em joints when I lived in Cleveland.
   2. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 03, 2011 at 01:43 PM (#3891669)
Clear liquid? No no no man, flaxseed oil!
   3. Accent Shallow Posted: August 03, 2011 at 05:10 PM (#3891825)
No walks, either. Only runner reached on a Bosman throwing error.
   4. Too Much Coffee Man Posted: August 03, 2011 at 08:39 PM (#3892053)
My first baseball game was a no-hitter by the Tribe's Sonny Siebert in June of 1966. I was 9, and nothing like this happened to me.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 October 24: Breitbart Radio Exclusive: Curt Schilling Joins Breitbart News Rotation Weekdays 9AM to 11AM ET
(431 - 2:02am, Oct 26)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogThe Big League Prospect Who Became a Mob Hit Man - The New York Times
(19 - 1:30am, Oct 26)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(282 - 1:02am, Oct 26)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-25-2016
(18 - 12:49am, Oct 26)
Last: Perry

(804 - 12:43am, Oct 26)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogEven The Data Thinks The Cubs May Have Been Cursed | FiveThirtyEight
(31 - 12:33am, Oct 26)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogAre statheads responsible for the most exciting postseason in years
(29 - 12:14am, Oct 26)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogA 'Major League' interview with director David S. Ward
(2 - 12:11am, Oct 26)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogHeyman - Kyle Schwarber Expected To Be Activated For World Series
(33 - 10:45pm, Oct 25)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogArizona Diamondbacks land Red Sox exec Amiel Sawdaye
(26 - 10:41pm, Oct 25)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogYankee Stadium being updated with new areas for fans
(12 - 10:17pm, Oct 25)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogChief Wahoo, Cleveland Indians' logo, heads to the World Series. Prepare for outrage. - Chicago Tribune
(51 - 6:37pm, Oct 25)
Last: Greg K

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1998 Ballot
(3 - 6:11pm, Oct 25)
Last: MrC.

Gonfalon CubsBring on the outsourced 5 minute Indians preview
(90 - 4:34pm, Oct 25)
Last: zonk

NewsblogCubs clinching pennant changed mindset that has been around far too long - Chicago Tribune
(29 - 3:28pm, Oct 25)
Last: Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist

Page rendered in 0.2374 seconds
47 querie(s) executed