White Sox fans are MAD.
Beloved ace Lucas Giolito, who threw a no-hitter in August of this season, was leading the Sox into the postseason for the first time in 12 years.
And he was doing so with a perfect game through six innings.
That is of course until ESPN wouldn't stop talking about it.
Nothing of note going on in A's-White Sox right now. Nope.— ESPN (@espn) September 29, 2020
*Perfect* opportunity to go check on ESPN though ... pic.twitter.com/AJPf5HuFVL
And then this on-screen graphic, aside from the verbal mentions.
No such thing as a jinx pic.twitter.com/WJPFNMM50T— Stu Motown #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) September 29, 2020
And it was right after that lower third that Tommy La Stella hit a single up the middle to break up the perfect game and no-hit bid all at once.
And Sox fans were irate.
Thanks A LOT @ESPN with the JINX— Gentleman "No Time For Haters" Hawk (@GentlemanHawk) September 29, 2020
I would really love it if @espn would not try to jinx a perfect game every time they see one— Chris Schoen (@CDJSchoen) September 29, 2020
Wow ESPN jinx Giolito why don’t you 🙄— jeremyarroyo ALDS (0-0) (@jeremyarroyo) September 29, 2020
Thanks ESPN, nice jinx on Giolito— Fresh Outta the Oven (@FreshOuttaOvn) September 29, 2020
Of course ESPN would jinx Giolitos perfect game— Brandon Cho (@bcho25) September 29, 2020
Doesn't @espn know to NEVER mention a no-hitter OR perfect game! Jinx, Jinx, Jinx— Clayton Bruckert (@kidclayton) September 29, 2020