May 23, 2008

PERFECT VISION:

Optometrist 2 for 2 at Fenway: His only games - last two no-hitters (Gordon Edes, May 23, 2008, Boston Globe)

Brian Rowley is an optometrist who lives in Santaquin, Utah, about 20 miles south of Provo. He has been to two Red Sox games in his life.

The first was Clay Buchholz's no-hitter last Sept. 1 with his wife, Emily, and friends.

The second was Jon Lester's no-hitter Monday night. Rowley was there with his son Nathan, along with his brother Brian, who brought his sons, Jeffrey and Jared.

"People are saying to me, 'Dang, when are you coming out again?' " Rowley said by phone yesterday from his office.

What are the odds? Infinitesimal. Charles Scoggins of the Lowell Sun has been one of the official scorers at Fenway Park since 1978. He has scored 1,465 regular-season games. Lester's was his first no-hitter.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 23, 2008 6:17 AM
Comments

Baseball is a quirky game. I heard on ESPN radio the other day that nobody in the majors has ever hit the horme run cycle: one run hr, two run hr, three run hr and grand slam in a single game.

Posted by: pchuck at May 23, 2008 8:59 AM
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