R.A. Dickey is not the least bit sad that a long-shot request for MLB to reverse a ruling on a one-hitter in Wednesday’s game. The Mets’ appeal on the ruling by Ray’s B.J. Upton’s first-inning single was denied, though the club felt that the third baseman, David Wright, committed an error on the play.
“It was nice the Mets wanted to do it. It was never my idea in the first place. In truth, I’m fairly relieved it ended up the way it did. I just think it would have an asterisk by it that was way bigger than the no-hitter itself.”
Mets manager Terry Collins also stated of the play that could have given R.A. Dickey a no-hitter:
“It was just, ‘Look, we had a shot at a no-hitter, our pitcher’s never had a no-hitter, so you give it a shot.’ That’s the process. Somebody said the Cardinals didn’t ask for a review of Johan’s no-hitter. Well, that’s not the process. The process is if there’s a play, you can appeal whether it’s a hit or an error. Whether it’s a hit or a foul, you can’t do that…. Whether you agree with it or not, it’s the process.”
NJ notes that Collins also felt the appeal was a long-shot, but that he wanted to try anyway. He stated, “It (the decision) was expected. Once again, we took a shot.”
Do you think that R.A. Dickey deserved a no-hitter, or was he right to be happy about the ruling?