Michael Wacha Comes Three Outs Away From A No-Hitter Against The Pirates

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Is It Acceptable To Root For A No-Hitter Against Your Team?

Joe Starkey And Chris Mueller Come Down On Very Opposite Sides Of This Debate

Kraig Riley
June 04, 2018 - 5:29 pm

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The FAN) - The Pirates were three outs away from being on the wrong side of a no-hitter by Michael Wacha of the St. Louis Cardinals and some Pirates fans have said they were actually hoping to witness a bit of history, even if it came at their teams expense.

The Starkey and Mueller Show tackled this question and the guys came down on complete opposite sides of this debate.

When it comes to rooting for history, even if your team is on the wrong side of it, Chris said, "I'm with that idea."  In fact, Chris admitted to rooting for Wacha yesterday as he listened to the game in his car.

"Greg Brown had previously said it felt like the game was a foregone conclusion once it got to the 9th inning, and this is all I'll say, I harbored zero expectation that they would win."

Joe then asked Chris why he'd want to see a hated rival and Wacha get a no-hitter.

"I'm in the story business now, doing this job for a living.  That's a story!  You got no-hit by Michael Wacha.  That makes it even worse."

Joe said he couldn't even begin to comprehend that line of thinking.

"If I'm a die hard Pirate fan, or any kind of Pirate fan, I want my team to try and rally in the ninth.  I don't care about history.  In fact I don't want history for one of my hated rivals to be made against me."

Now we need your thoughts on the matter to settle this debate.  Listen to more of the explanations each guy gave and then vote in the poll below!

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