Fangraphs, or Notgraphs, or whatever, has an excellent post breaking down Tom Seaver’s comments re: Johan Santana’s no-hitter. You should read it. But I’m going to ruin the punchline for you because this story needs to be told.
Here’s Tom Seaver’s statement, via MetsBlog, after Santana’s no-hitter.
“Honestly, not having a no-hitter was an anomaly. It’s great to get this off the franchise’s back. Now they can’t say the Mets are without a no-hitter. I’ve never met Johan personally, but, what I’ve heard about him is that he has a big heart and is a huge competitor. I didn’t watch the game last night. I found out when I picked up the morning paper. My first reaction was ‘Wow, they finally did it.’”
Here’s a key part again:
I’ve never met Johan personally, but, what I’ve heard about him is that he has a big heart and is a huge competitor.
Here’s a picture I found on Google:
Fangraphs has another picture of the two together, this time with Ron Darling. This is my new favorite thing ever.