As much as I wish the N0-Hitter was in favor of the Braves I have to give credit where credit is due. Ubaldo Jimenez tossed the first No-Hitter in Colorado Rockies history last night at Turner field in Atlanta. Jimenez went the distance walking 6, and striking out 7 in his No-Hit masterpiece. The great thing about baseball is that it doesn’t matter if you are home, or away the crowd respects the game enough to know when history is in the making. Turner field went into a complete uproar last night cheering Ubado Jimenez on to finish his work of art. More than any other sport, baseball is about respect, character, and making history. Last night surely didn’t disappoint as the record books were stamped. Jimenez also out hit Atlanta by himself contributing with an RBI single.
I am absolutely stoked for the young Colorado pitcher. That was one of the most gutsy performances I have ever witnessed against an elite Atlanta offensive lineup. Even if it was only for a few hours I found myself a Rockies fan. I would take a no-hitter, perfect game, cycle, triple play, or any other record breaking performance over a win any day of the week. It’s history that makes this game great, and it’s always changing. Congrats Ubaldo!
About the Author
Written by Bill Furey
My name is Bill Furey, and I am from Chelmsford, Massachusetts. I am 25 years old, and a complete baseball guru. This will be my first year blogging for major league baseball, and I am really looking forward to both voicing my opinion as well as covering games. As a former 3rd basemen for the University of Massachusetts-Lowell I got the amazing opportunity to compete, admire, and most importantly learn from some of the most talented players, and coaches this great game has to offer. Growing up in New England I have always been a die hard fan of the Sox, Pats, Celts, and Bruins. My love, understanding, and respect for the game of baseball takes major precedent in my life. I currently coach one of Massachusetts best 13 year old baseball teams. Teaching the game of baseball to young talented players is something I truly look forward to every time I take the field. The relationships I built from this wonderful game are better than any home run, stolen base, or any winning season. Baseball has given me life lessons I couldn't have learned anywhere else in the world. A baseball quote that best describes my passion for the game is this: "You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." Jim Bouton, Ball Four, 1970. I look forward to covering the Atlanta Braves this season, and getting some great feedback from my followers. Play ball.