Glavine latest to tease fans

After forty years in a pitchers' park, shouldn't logic tell us that the Mets should have at least one no-hitter by now?

Updated: June 1, 2004, 4:07 PM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
I ask very little from life: cable television that functions, short lines at the drive-thru, nice weather when I go to the ballpark. These are not tall orders, really. One thing I would really like before I die, though, is to see a New York Mets pitcher throw a no-hitter.

Tom Glavine
AP Photo/ John BazemoreTom Glavine was the latest Mets' pitcher to flirt with a no-hitter.
In fact, let me amend that statement. Let's take out "to see." I -- a lifelong Mets fan -- don't even have to witness it. The fact that one does it will be enough for me. I'm not going to get too demanding here: I can read about it later or watch the highlights on SportsCenter. I can live vicariously through the descriptions of others, that's fine with me. All it will take to sate me is for the act to occur.

Is that so much to ask? The Arizona Diamondbacks have been around for less than seven years and they have one. After forty years in a pitchers' park, shouldn't logic tell us that the Mets should have at least one no-hitter by now?


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Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.

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