When you gotta go, you gotta go.
Jered Weaver was pitching a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins when he surprisingly left the Angels dugout during the bottom of the 8th inning. As a rule in superstitious baseball circles, you're never supposed to leave your teammates during a potentially historic performance.
Where did he go?
"I had to pee so bad it was unbelievable. I didn't know whether to sit down or go do it or what, but I had to go relieve myself, I'm sorry," Weaver explained to Harold Reynolds of the MLB Network a few minutes after tossing the 10th no-hitter in Angels history.
Most fans know its taboo for ball players to talk with the starting pitcher late in a potential no-hitter. Other unfounded fears in baseball include starting pitchers staying in the dugout and not doing anything out of the ordinary during a no-no bid.
Weaver, 29, admitted he was confused on how to handle his failing bladder during what turned out to be the 250th regular-season no-hitter in Major League Baseball history.
"I had to throw the superstition out the window and just let it go," Weaver said.
In the end, it obviously didn't matter, the Angels beat the Twins 9-0 as Weaver improved to 4-0 while writting his name into the record books.
Weaver breaks down his bathroom trip at 2:00 into interview with MLB Network
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