Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mets Admit Johan Graphic Was Premeditated, Reveal Graphics For Future No Hitters

Of all of the secondary stories surrounding Johan Santana's historic no-hitter, the quick work of the Citi Field graphics department has captured the imaginations of many in the Mets online community. Did they have that No-Han graphic prepared before the game?  Did they make it during the game?  If so, when did they start working on it? Admittedly, I was just as curious as everyone else so I contacted the Mets graphics department and they spilled the beans.

As it turns out the team has already created no hitter graphics for every player on the roster. In the event of another no-hitter the scoreboard operator needs only to open up a drop down menu, select a players name and BAM...instant graphic. The Mets felt that now the whole no-hitter hex is gone they can share this info with the public.  They even agreed to share a few with The Apple.

Here's what it would look like if Dickey threw a No-No:

How about Jon Niese:

Here's Dillon Gee:

Now baseball is a game where even a position player could be called into duty to pitch so the graphics department had to prepared for any situation. Like what if David Wright was on the mound to close out a no-hitter?

That's right, any situation. No matter how unlikely...

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