So Francisco Liriano threw an ugly no-hitter against the White Sox on Tuesday night. A no-hitter, you say? A no-hitter is a big deal! An opportunity for the country's foremost headline writers to shine! Hit it, country's foremost headline writers!
First, we pay a visit to the Yahoo! baseball homepage:
Okay yeah that's pretty bad. How about you, Fox Sports? You come up with anything better?
Well that's disappointing, albeit slightly more emphatic. Of course you'd expect something a little better from MLB.com. MLB.com?
"Twin Thrilling". It's a pun, but at least it's better pun. Now I'll just click on the headline and read the article body:
Oh, oh no. Please save us, ESPN.
That isn't "Liriano-no" but it also isn't the least bit interesting so I don't know how to feel about this one. Does ESPN's baseball page have anything different?
I can't decide if this is the best or worst one so far. Read aloud as "No -- No One Saw It Coming", it's perfect. It tells you what happened, and it gives you some context. Read aloud as "No-No One Saw It Coming", it's pretty much the worst thing since Jorts.
Our final stop will be CBS:
CBS: where the headline writers are less cute, but wrong. Francisco Liriano put it all together on Tuesday night like the North Koreans put it all together at Kijŏng-dong.