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Jered Weaver didn't want to mock Mets

Jered Weaver

Jered Weaver

#36 SP
Los Angeles Angels

2012 STATS

  • GM11
  • W6

  • L1

  • BB15

  • K57

  • ERA2.61

Johan Santana is due to record tonight's David Letterman "Late Show" Top 10 list at Citi Field postgame, before heading to Washington with his teammates.

It turns out Letterman only a month earlier had presented a script to the Angels' Jered Weaver that included mocking the Mets for lacking a no-hitter.

Weaver, appearing after tossing a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins, was asked to read a Top 10 list titled: "Top 10 signs you'll never throw a no-hitter."

Weaver told reporters that No. 1 originally was supposed to read: "You pitch for the Mets."

Weaver told Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times: "I felt bad. I couldn't say that. I'm glad they changed it."

No. 1 ended up being: "Most teams don't let the mascot pitch."