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ESPN's Kaylee Hartung Commits Cardinal Sin Of Baseball

The field at the College World Series in Omaha.

Omaha, NE - JUNE 26: The Florida Gators take batting practice prior to game one of the College World Series Championship Series against the LSU Tigers on June 26, 2017 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Baseball, for whatever reason, is a sport filled with superstition and unwritten rules. Players aren't supposed to step on the pitcher's mound, unless they're pitching. Players aren't supposed to step on the chalk for the baselines when taking the field. If you accidentally hit a batter on the opposing team, you better believe one of your players is going to get hit. Oh, and there's one more big one.

You never, ever acknowledge the fact that a no-hitter is in process, even though everyone knows what's going on.

ESPN's Kaylee Hartung must have forgotten said rule, as Tuesday night, she asked TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle about his pitcher, Alex Young, who had a no-no going into the seventh inning. The first batter of the seventh inning, Vanderbilt's Zander Wiel, then homered. TCU also lost the game.

">@KayleeHartung Have some feel. pic.twitter.com/V93Sl0mxgg

— Dylan Fitzgerald (@DFitz38)

@KayleeHartung Have some feel. pic.twitter.com/V93Sl0mxgg

— Dylan Fitzgerald (@DFitz38) June 17, 2015

">June 17, 2015

Baseball fans (mostly TCU supporters) were fairly ticked off, blaming her for both Young losing the no-hitter and the Horned Frogs losing the game. Schlossnagle came to her defense after the game on Twitter, though.

">@KayleeHartung asking me that question had NOTHING to do with us losing.Valid question at the time. She is outstanding. Treat her kindly.

— Jim Schlossnagle (@TCUSchloss)

@KayleeHartung asking me that question had NOTHING to do with us losing.Valid question at the time. She is outstanding. Treat her kindly.

— Jim Schlossnagle (@TCUSchloss) June 17, 2015

">June 17, 2015

We're guessing she has learned her lesson. While she may not be welcome down in Fort Worth anymore, we doubt she loses her job.

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