Hardball at its best

From watching a high school no-hitter in progress to a Triple-A game, baseball is seemingly at every corner.

Originally Published: May 25, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

It's not often that you get a chance to witness a no-hitter in the flesh. Five years ago I saw Jose Jimenez no-hit the Diamondbacks, and that evening ranks among the best of my life.

I had a full evening of baseball planned Monday. First, a high school playoff game between the Lake Oswego Lakers and the Wilson (Portland, Ore.) Trojans, followed by the Portland Beavers hosting the Omaha Royals. I wanted to see Lake Oswego because its starter was Mike Stutes, who 1) is maybe the best high ...

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