Len Kasper: SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH!!!

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When someone has a no-hitter/perfect game going, do not say they have one going. That is why they show the boxscore after every inning to tell you what is going on. I understand the commentator is suppose to inform but that is one thing you do not do.

He has been doing this for the last couple years and he has done it almost every time Harden had one in the early innings. He did it again Wednesday night when Lilly was pitching. At the end of the 5th inning, Len said that Lilly had not given up any hits. In the beginning of the 6th, Lilly gave up a lead-off double. Coincedence? I think not.

It is not coincedence that when an announcer mentions it, that all of a sudden a pitcher gives up a hit or walk. It happens 99% of the time. During a White Sox game on the radio earlier this year would be an example would Gavin Floyd was pitching one. Chris Rongey mentioned it then seconds later, Floyd gave up a hit.

Maybe I am too superstitious but the proof is there.

I like Len a lot and he has gotten better over the few years but seriously, SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH when there is a situation like a no-hitter or perfect game.

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12 Responses to “Len Kasper: SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH!!!”

  1. genrebuster Says:

    dammit, just got in and checked the ballscores…

    Fro Dog. When it comes to thread titles, you are THE MAN.

  2. erniesarmy Says:

    No, the announcers can’t jinx anybody. I listened to Vin Scully call Koufax’s perfect game back in 65, and after the 6th inning he mentioned it after every out; “We’ve gone 6 and Sandy is pitching a perfect game…Sandy has only 5 more outs to go,” etc. The reason it seems like they jinx them is because it is so difficult to pitch a no-hitter, much less a perfect game.

    Losing a game like tonight is the reason the Cubs are always going to be looking over their shoulders at the Brewers and the Cards. Everytime the Cubs blow a chance to keep their lead, or extend it, it gives hope to those behind them. Especially when it comes to one of the bottom feeders like the Reds! They have way too many tough games in September to be blowing games now against the pathetic Reds – especially against Arroyo!! COME ON!

    Zambrano better be wearing his pitching shoes tomorrow because they cannot afford to lose again. Once you give a team hope (see the 04 RedSox against the Yankees being down 0-3) you give them life.

    Another thing, someone on the other thread spoke about Soriano and his lazy play. I will go on record now by saying that he will cost us a game in the playoffs. He’s a free swinging, show boatin’, hot doggin’, brain dead, moron, and those kinds of players always cost a team at least one game.

  3. Bonk Says:

    I agree – the announcers don’t have anything to do with what happens on the field, but I still think they should avoid saying “no-hitter” out loud because some people are superstitious, and obviously others (see above) get pissed about it.

  4. Fro Dog Says:

    I know that we have nothing to do with what happens on the field. I just find it ironic that when an announcer mentions it, the event of a no-hitter/perfect game is broken up in a matter of moments. I can’t even count how many times it has happened.

    Maybe an announcer should try to avoid it and see what happens.

  5. Nemo Says:

    Chip Caray and Steve Stone wouldn’t have mentioned it.

  6. cubsfaninAr Says:

    It definitely is annoying that an announcer brings the fact that so and so has thrown a perfect game through five or whatever. With that being said it can’t possibly have an effect on the outcome of the event. I agree with you Fro it does seem like the second they say it boom there goes the no hitter. As far as losing last night that was a pretty tough loss, but the Cubs are going to get beat by teams they shouldn’t and so will the Cardinals and so will the Brewers and Rays and Angels and every other playoff hopeful team in MLB. The key is that they have to win series the rest of the way. Yes they have a tough September, but they are 9 games up in the loss column on the Cardinals. This franchise has collapsed before so I am not saying it isn’t possible, but hopefully with a decent manager he won’t let the team do that.
    Just my two pennies on the situation

  7. genrebuster Says:

    I completely agree with erniesarmy on Soriano. Maybe he should watch some Andre Dawson film…and learn a thing or two.

    How much did Dawson make? What is Soriano making? I know it’s a “different time”…but it’s still utter bullshit.

  8. jf Says:

    I’m on edge because of yesterday’s loss. I still think they have an excellent chance of getting to postseason, but there are things that make it less of a slam-dunk than it should be for a championship caliber team. There are things that make this team vulnerable over an important stretch run like postseason is.

    Example 1: The so-called ace pitcher (Zambrano) meltsdown.
    Example 2: The team’s 3-4 hitters are by no means contributing what they should.
    Example 3: The team’s lead-off hitter hits in streaks.
    Example 4: Vulnerable to piss-poor D in LF.
    Example 4: Potent offense, yet capable of shutting down over a stretch.

    (No comment about the rotation and the bullpen as a whole because both have been improved.)

    The thing about announcers continually calling attention to what might be a no-hitter is that there is a low probability of there actually being a no-hitter. I think the probablity increases with each successive inning pitched when that pitcher’s team is winning. But even then they should wait till about the 8th before mentioning it. They also don’t have to keep mentioning it for people who have been watching the game.

  9. genrebuster Says:

    SorryONo: please refer to Example 3 & 4 in jf’s post. HOY HOY HOY

  10. armycubsfan Says:

    Yet another game where the offense went to sleep. The difference this time is that we won. Nice to see Zambrano help his own cause by knocking one out of here. He is a great hitter, no doubt. Perhaps if his pitching went completely dead, could he be the next Rick Ankiel?

    The Nationals come to town now. THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO LOSE A SINGLE GAME AGAINST THESE FUCKING BUMS!!!

    I’ll go ahead and echo Genrebuster and say…

    100 years.

    barf.

    Pathetic.

    Now that I’ve said that, I can close with GO CUBS GO!!!

  11. Nemo Says:

    John Lannan pitches against the Cubs tomrorow. He is only 6-12, but of course he beat the Cubs, allowing 0 runs on 4 hits in 7 innings. His ERA is not bad-3.81, but the bats need to come alive and sweep this series. None of this “we need to lose so we can be motivated” shit, Soriano. We’ve been losing for 100 years-how’s that for some fucking motivation!?! 5.5 games is not wrapped up.

  12. Glacier Says:

    Im only commenting because i hate len. FUCK YOU LEN KASPER you are a biggger piece of shit than BB

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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