Congratulations, Clay Buchholz! Today, you pitched the game of your life. 9 innings, no hits, against the Baltimore Orioles. In your second major-league start. (Match that, Ian Kennedy!) Quite impressive, young man.
And not only do you pitch the hell out of that ball game, you gave a completely charming interview to What’s-her-face (Texy told me her name is Tina, but I prefer what’s-her-face). This line made me tear up (in happiness at your achievement): “It’s amazing. That’s all I can say. I’m in a blur right now.” You recognized that you had to call your parents, and I swooned at that. Well, at that, and the adorable Texan accent. You are now the 17th pitcher in Red Sox history to throw a no-no, and the first rookie pitcher to do so.
Congrats, and I hope you party tonight till you forget your name. I recommend Patron.
I don’t know what it is about it, but I love the pitcher-in-his-catcher’s-arms picture.
ETA: I didn’t add this last night, because I wasn’t exactly sure of the quote. Then I lost track of time this morning between Mass, brunch, and what have you. But I wanted to post what Josh Beckett jokingly said after the game: “He did a lot better than Curt Schilling did. A lot better than Schilling.” Hilarious. (Becket was referring to Curt’s no-hit attempt earlier this year against the Oakland A’s.)