On the occasion of the first Mets no-hitter in history, we decided to run back this piece from Cousin Sal, which was originally published in April.
This past Saturday afternoon the White Sox's Philip Humber became the 21st major league pitcher to hurl a perfect game when he blanked the Mariners 4-0. While Humber's feat was a disappointment to Seattle fans, it wasn't nearly as tormenting as it was to those who have the unfortunate burden of rooting for the New York Mets. You see it's bad enough that in their 50-year history the Mets have never had a pitcher throw a no-hitter. This one was extra disheartening because in 2004 the Mets drafted Humber with the third pick overall.