Wednesday, May 28, 2014

#DOMINoNo Doesn't Deliver Well After the First No Hitter of 2014

Major League Baseball teamed up with Domino's Pizza for a promotion to give away 20,000 two topping medium pizzas to MLB account holders after the first two no hitters this season.

[C] LA Dodger Pitcher Josh Beckett celebrating after throwing no hitter May 24, 2014 

LA Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett pitched the first no hitter on Sunday in a 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.  In the game, Beckett had six strikeout.  Unfortunately, many more people struck out in trying to redeem their free pizza codes.

Tuesday was the day which MLB account holders could petition for their pizza, however response was so heavy that the website crashed and some fans were left pizza-less.  

In this age of social media diplomacy, these disgruntled pizza people took to Twitter to vent via the hashtag #DomiNoNo.  A post which would cut to the quick in the District of Calamity (sic) compared the problematic pizza giveaway to Obamacare sign ups.

Alas, it was not just hungry fans who suffered as a consequence of Beckett's first no hitter.  Dodger catcher A.J. Ellis suffered a sprained ankle celebrating Beckett's achievement when he jumped and landed on fellow catcher Drew Butera.

Ellis was put on the 15 day disabled list.  Fortunately, Butera was not injured in the incident.  It is unclear if Ellis will enjoy pizza while on DL. 

h/t:  Foxsports

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