The May 4th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Weaver "really had to pee" before the final inning of his no-hitter, Jered's dad didn't eat at all during the game, Scioscia gives Trumbo a vote of confidence at third base and much more...
The Story: Jered Weaver left the bench before the ninth inning of his no-hitter because "he really had to pee."
The Monkey Says: Hilarious, but Jered's speech and interviews afterwards probably set Californians and the half-baked surfer dude stereotype back a good 15 years.
The Story: Jered Weaver's dad did not eat at all during the no-hitter and for a few hours afterwards.
The Monkey Says: It was just so cool that his dad could be at the game. The inadvertent hunger strike only adds to the lore, though plenty of people noticed that Papa Weaver made sure he was well supplied with a frosty beverage while his son worked his no-no magic.
The Story: Mike Scioscia gave Mark Trumbo an indirect vote of confidence as a third baseman.
The Monkey Says: And Trumbo rewarded him with a two-run throwing error. Bravo! Seriously though, Scioscia has no choice since Mark has been one of the best Angel hitters this season, he said, damning him with feint praise, and third base is really the only open defensive position to put him at in order to get him the at-bats he deserves.
The Story: Jered Weaver's fastball was the key to his no-hitter success.
The Monkey Says: That is almost always the case with Weaver which goes to show that he didn't really do anything particularly special that night in order to dominate the Twins, he just executed what he normally does better than usual.
The Story: Jered Weaver donated his game jersey and one of the no-hitter game balls to Cooperstown.
The Monkey Says: But Weaver did keep the ball from the final out, which I kind of hope he uses to in his next start, which is also against the Twins. It would be the biggest taunt of all time. Too bad it will never happen.
The Story: A day after the game, Jered Weaver is still basking in the afterglow.
The Monkey Says: Meanwhile, the rest of his team was soiling the memory of the game by almost getting no-hit themselves by Brandon Morrow.