Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
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 is doin' the catapult 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

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMLB's plan on how they can make baseball games at least 10 minutes shorter
(24 - 9:48pm, Jan 20)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogOTP 15 January 2018:Mississippi's anti-gay marriage law is hurting two college baseball teams
(1938 - 9:47pm, Jan 20)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(2744 - 9:42pm, Jan 20)
Last: JC in DC

Sox TherapyWhere Is The Offense...It's Right Over Here
(11 - 9:41pm, Jan 20)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogNBC Sports Philadelphia: Morphine found in Roy Halladay's system before fatal plane crash
(26 - 9:39pm, Jan 20)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(1566 - 9:15pm, Jan 20)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogWhy is J.D. Martinez's big bat still available
(38 - 9:06pm, Jan 20)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

NewsblogInside Baseball | Scott Boras Weighs In On Slow Market
(22 - 8:59pm, Jan 20)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogOT - 2017 NFL thread
(1324 - 8:52pm, Jan 20)
Last: PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina

NewsblogWhat Is Baseball’s Equivalent of the Vikings’ Miraculous Victory?
(90 - 7:17pm, Jan 20)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogBenFred: Everybody can find a story about Musial's magic | Ben Frederickson | stltoday.com
(3 - 7:15pm, Jan 20)
Last: RMc's Unenviable Situation

NewsblogThe Current MLB Free Agent Market - Perception vs Reality? | Jays From The Couch
(12 - 4:55pm, Jan 20)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogAndruw of Center Field
(213 - 4:47pm, Jan 20)
Last: Rally

NewsblogComparing a Player Outside His Era | Articles | Bill James Online
(25 - 3:27pm, Jan 20)
Last: McCoy

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2011 Discussion
(83 - 3:15pm, Jan 20)
Last: caiman

Page rendered in 0.2556 seconds
49 querie(s) executed