That was what Tampa Rays pitcher Matt Garza said in response to a question about when he realized he had a no-hitter going tonight vs. the Detroit Tigers. See how much his hand is still shaking from adrenaline in the clip when he takes a drink of water? This is a big deal in the history of the Rays franchise.
I have always liked Garza and I’m glad a kid like him got a nifty little 27up/27down no-no. And while it probably wasn’t the smallest crowd to ever see a no-hitter, it couldn’t have been far from it. Nice to catch a quick glimpse of coach Big George Hendrick in there, too. Although, I honestly always hated him and kinda thought he was dead.
So, congrats to former Ft. Myers Miracle alum Matt Garza on further proving that 2010 is indeed the ‘year of the pitcher’.
Oh, and a hat tip to Jimmy Traina of SI.com’s Hot Clicks for the heads-up Tweet about Garza’s game. I would have stuck with switching between the Cubs and The Closer and missed it altogether. That’s what Twitter’s all about, baby.