Maybe Tyler Gilbert will go on to a long and successful career in the majors, full of victories, All-Star appearances and multimillion-dollar salaries.
Maybe he'll become a journeyman left-hander, moving from team to team, sticking around long enough to earn a nice pension.
Maybe we'll never hear from him again, one of dozens who debut in the majors every season and never make it back for a second year.
That's one of the beautiful things about this sport: Most of us, even the die-hards of the die-hards, had never heard of Tyler Gilbert until Saturday night; but for one evening, he was the best pitcher in the game.
"I don't know what just happened," the 27-year-old southpaw for the Arizona Diamondbacks said after throwing a no-hitter in his first major league start, becoming just the fourth pitcher to do so. "Crazy."