Thanks to Josh Beckett the world now has reason to remember Hideo Nomo. You remember Nomo, right? The Tornado. He took the MLB by storm in 1995, winning Rookie of the Year and leading the league in strikeouts that season. He could never quite recapture the form from that breakout season, ultimately becoming a veteran journeyman – though he did win another stakeout title.
Anywho, Beckett’s no-hitter on Sunday was the first by a Los Angeles Dodgers player since Nomo in 1996. Twitter got excited to talk about Nomo and went 1990s nostalgia with the reactions. Here are some of the best hot takes from a Sunday Funday.
Hideo Nomo was trending, I was afraid he died. #Nope
— Jon Carroll (@JonCarroll03) May 25, 2014
Still, Hideo Nomo did it at Coors Field. #NoHitter
— Francisco X. Rivera (@FX_Rivera) May 25, 2014
@MLBTheShow are there any chances Hideo Nomo will be released as a legend in the game?
— Adam (@Coyotee21) May 25, 2014
“Who’s Hideo Nomo?” Me: ……. JESUS CHRISTTT
— 225. (@FreighTrain228) May 25, 2014
First Dodger pitcher to throw a no hitter since Hideo Nomo. A reminder to Met fans about players that sucked as Mets.
— Louis Cafiero (@ShowthebadgeLue) May 25, 2014
When Hideo Nomo’s name is mentioned in the headlines, it’s a good day.
— David Landwehr (@DaveKLand) May 25, 2014
A bit nervous when I saw Hideo Nomo trending…glad to see it’s only because of the Beckett no-hitter.
— Robert Greene II (@robgreeneII) May 25, 2014
only on Twitter will see names like HIDEO NOMO the Japanese TORNADO…Trending I though he kicked the Bucket!
— AJ Harris (@Bluedudesports) May 25, 2014
Thanks Josh Beckett…I’d almost forgotten about Hideo Nomo #TheWindUp
— Ty Skinner (@Tskins12) May 25, 2014