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Back to reality for Homer Bailey after no-hitter

Updated: September 29, 2012, 7:24 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Homer Bailey celebrated the most unforgettable night of his still blossoming career in a quiet hotel bar with a handful of Cincinnati Reds teammates, who made sure the first Reds pitcher in 24 years to throw a no-hitter didn't have to pick up the tab.

There, over bourbon on the rocks, Bailey did his best to answer each of the 140-plus congratulatory messages he received from well-wishers while trying not to let his 1-0 masterpiece over the floundering Pittsburgh Pirates go ...

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