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By Matt McCoy
The Reds Homer Bailey joined some elite company. He's only the 31st player in baseball history to throw multiple no-hitters. He did it September 28, 2012 in Pittsburgh and July 2, 2013 in Cincinnati. Bailey blanked San Fransisco 3-0 and it was only a seventh inning walk to the Giants Gregor Blanco that prevented the Reds right hander from throwing a perfect game.
Bailey not only threw a no-no, he commited one too, dropping an F-bomb on live television. During his interview on Fox Sports Ohio following the game, Jeff Piecoro of Fox, with his second question, asked Bailey about the walk he allowed to Blanco and whether batting in the bottom of the sixth affected him in the seventh.
"No, I just (blanking) walked a guy," Bailey said. "This game's pretty tough regardless of what those guys up there (say). They make it sound pretty easy but this is a tough game. It's not like I was pitching around him. I was going after him and just missed a few spots, it's that simple."
I assume the 'guys up there' Bailey referred to are the announcers, who ironically were left to pick up the pieces.
Thom Brennaman, following the live Bailey interview, apologized.
"We're going to have to apologize for what Homer said a minute ago. This is an emotional night for that young man and he doesn't need me to apologize for him but what happened just happened," Brennaman said. "There was no ill intent there and I'm going to tell you...we've all been there. We're sorry, for those of you who were offended."
Despite the live TV gaffe, it was a special night for Reds fans. Here's video from mlb.com of the final out for Bailey and the cleaned up version of the much talked about interview with Piecoro. Also posted, from YouTube, is Thom Brennaman and Jeff Brantley apologizing for the Bailey F-bomb.