Despite the silly talk of how mentioning a no-hitter on a telecast imperils it on the field, there's another way to spoil a potential no-hitter:
That’s by being so intent on telling a story that you miss the base hit breaking it up, as Alex Rodriguez did on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball.”
Rodriguez is a rising star and often so smooth it's easy to forget he’s still a novice as a game analyst. But his inexperience was obvious when the Astros’ Lance McCullers Jr. took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning against the Indians on “Sunday Night Baseball.”
ESPN reporter Buster Olney, the fourth voice in a three-person booth, had just finished talking about how players on an...