After watching the final outs of Verlander's no-hitter, I noticed that the fans were giving him a standing ovation and were standing the whole ninth inning, even though the game was in Toronto. Now, this could be because the Jays have very few fans, but I picked out plenty of fans in the crowd who had on Jays apparel and cheered anyway. That made me wonder, is it allowable to give an opposing player a standing ovation? If you were at Fenway, and the opposing pitcher (assuming he's not from MFY, or any other rival) threw a no-no, would you cheer? Would you boo? Would you give him a standing-O? It's a tough question. I think I would cheer, but a standing ovation seems like it would be a slap in the face of your team. I'd love to here your opinions.
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