Last night, Homer Bailey threw the first no-hitter in Reds history since before I was born. This is a magnificent moment in Reds history, and we are all so proud of Homer and his feat. And we can only imagine how drunk he got last night.
I’d like to take this moment to say that I have always loved Homer Bailey, and I have known since early on that he was something special. In fact, if you follow me on Instagram (which you totally should – @tinacisneros) or are my Facebook friend, you have already seen my throwback picture of the day:
I took this at Great American Ballpark on 7/7/07, which was just a month after Homer’s MLB debut. It was the first game I had ever seen Homer pitch, and the approximate day I decided that Homer Bailey and I belong together. Check out the old scoreboard, and the even older names in the lineup. Homer and BP (who, coincidentally, caught the final out of the no-no) are the only ones who are still with us.
Homer Bailey has not had an easy time of it. I’ve never understood why so many people pick on Homer, but he has a lot of haters. Last night, I poured a little bit of beer on the ground for all the haters who didn’t believe in HB. (Much to the chagrin of my friends, who now need to have their white carpet cleaned.)
Anyway, congrats to Homer Bailey!
Homer Bailey, I’ll love you ’til the day I die.
P.S. Guys, go buy a newspaper to save for posterity so you’ll always remember Homer Bailey’s name. It was the best $1 I ever spent.