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Marqhead
05-09-2010, 05:44 PM
Against the Rays.

sox1970
05-09-2010, 05:45 PM
Longoria should run across the mound.

mzh
05-09-2010, 05:48 PM
Is it just me, or there a lot more of these so far this year?

voodoochile
05-09-2010, 05:48 PM
Game's on TBS

mzh
05-09-2010, 05:49 PM
Also a free live broadcast on MLB.com

JermaineDye05
05-09-2010, 05:51 PM
If the Rays get a perfect game thrown against them again, wow.

sox1970
05-09-2010, 05:51 PM
Also a free live broadcast on MLB.com

Linky?

mzh
05-09-2010, 05:52 PM
Linky?
No problemo:
http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?topic_id=6261176

sox1970
05-09-2010, 05:53 PM
Thanks

DSpivack
05-09-2010, 05:54 PM
Game's on TBS

Not here it isn't. Watching on my tv via MLB.tv, though.

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 05:54 PM
I've been a fan of his ever since he stood up to A-Rod. It takes stones to not back down like he did.

sox1970
05-09-2010, 05:59 PM
5 outs to go.

sox1970
05-09-2010, 05:59 PM
4 to go. Nice play by Kouz.

kevingrt
05-09-2010, 06:00 PM
Been watching since the 5th. Totally effective. Very much like Burly's perfecto vs Tampa last year. Just a lot of softly hit balls.

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 06:01 PM
Through eight!

sox1970
05-09-2010, 06:01 PM
3 to go!

Sockinchisox
05-09-2010, 06:01 PM
Oh boy.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
05-09-2010, 06:01 PM
The only thing more poetic would be if this was against the Yankees.

mzh
05-09-2010, 06:02 PM
This guy is on me and JNS's baseball pool team. Always root for him, this sure is exciting!

MtGrnwdSoxFan
05-09-2010, 06:10 PM
Going into the top of 9!

Come on, Dallas!

october23sp
05-09-2010, 06:12 PM
Watchin it.

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 06:13 PM
Two left!

MtGrnwdSoxFan
05-09-2010, 06:13 PM
2 more!

...
05-09-2010, 06:13 PM
That guy just looks like a douche

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 06:14 PM
One more to go!!!!

kevingrt
05-09-2010, 06:14 PM
1 away.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
05-09-2010, 06:14 PM
1 more!

Sockinchisox
05-09-2010, 06:15 PM
He did it! Perfecto!

Marqhead
05-09-2010, 06:15 PM
Awesome!

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 06:16 PM
A perfect game!!!!:bandance:

kevingrt
05-09-2010, 06:16 PM
Congrats to the boy. Pennington triple clutched like Alexei did on the final out.

...
05-09-2010, 06:16 PM
Should have taken the walk.

manders_01
05-09-2010, 06:16 PM
Did it! Congrats Dallas!

EDIT: Wow. Poor Rays! LOL

october23sp
05-09-2010, 06:16 PM
Step aside Buehrle.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
05-09-2010, 06:16 PM
Congrats Braden!!

Perfecto!

JermaineDye05
05-09-2010, 06:16 PM
Congrats. Let's see if this slumps the A's as well.

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 06:16 PM
Alex Rodriguez knows who this kid is now.

DaveFeelsRight
05-09-2010, 06:17 PM
need a perfect game? play the rays

JermaineDye05
05-09-2010, 06:17 PM
Great game, Braden may have gotten some help from the mass amount of foul territory in Oakland. Still an amazing accomplishment.

october23sp
05-09-2010, 06:17 PM
Crazy, well now he's a bigger part of MLB history than A rod.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
05-09-2010, 06:18 PM
Has that ever happened, where a team has had a perfect game thrown against them in consecutive seasons?

Rockabilly
05-09-2010, 06:19 PM
congrats to Dallas

...
05-09-2010, 06:19 PM
Did you see all those players on Dallas Braden's ****ing mound?

...
05-09-2010, 06:20 PM
Crazy, well now he's a bigger part of MLB history than A rod.

Haha, no.

mzh
05-09-2010, 06:20 PM
Has that ever happened, where a team has had a perfect game thrown against them in consecutive seasons?
I don't think there's ever been a perfect game in consecutive seasons!

Congrats to Braden, way to stick it to A-Rod and the AL East!

sox1970
05-09-2010, 06:20 PM
Alex Rodriguez knows who this kid is now.

Exactly. Stay off the mound, Arod.

mzh
05-09-2010, 06:21 PM
did you see all those players on dallas braden's ****ing mound?
potw!!!

october23sp
05-09-2010, 06:21 PM
Haha, no.

Yes, he is.

A-Rod will never achieve anything like this.

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 06:22 PM
potw!!!

Seconded.

Marqhead
05-09-2010, 06:22 PM
Yes, he is.

A-Rod will never achieve anything like this.

??? :o:

Arod is one of the best hitters in MLB history and he has a ring. Sorry, but one perfect game doesn't erase those accomplishments.

october23sp
05-09-2010, 06:23 PM
??? :o:

Arod is one of the best hitters in MLB history and he has a ring. Sorry, but one perfect game doesn't erase those accomplishments.

Perfect games > Paying for a championship.

Marqhead
05-09-2010, 06:25 PM
Perfect games > Paying for a championship.

Haha, how rational.

october23sp
05-09-2010, 06:25 PM
A-Rod will be looked at in 50 years as a steroid user and an *******.

Dallas Braden will be looked at as a guy who threw a perfect game.

Marqhead
05-09-2010, 06:27 PM
A-Rod will be looked at in 50 years as a steroid user and an *******.

Dallas Braden will be looked at as a guy who threw a perfect game.

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

A lot more people are going to remember ARod than Dallas Braden. I'd bet a large sum of money on that.

I have nothing else to say on this topic, have at it.

DSpivack
05-09-2010, 06:28 PM
Perfect games > Paying for a championship.

And what does A-Rod have to do with that? Buying titles or not, it still took them nearly a decade to get one. He also has a shot to become the HR king. I don't like the guy, either, but it's hard to argue against the impact he's had.

SephClone89
05-09-2010, 06:28 PM
Crazy, well now he's a bigger part of MLB history than A rod.

:rolleyes:

Sorry, but the 600-700 home run club is a little smaller than the perfecto club...

Has that ever happened, where a team has had a perfect game thrown against them in consecutive seasons?

I don't think there's ever been a perfect game in consecutive seasons!

Congrats to Braden, way to stick it to A-Rod and the AL East!

Wells and Cone threw theirs in consecutive seasons.

mzh
05-09-2010, 06:28 PM
A-Rod will be looked at in 50 years as a steroid user and an *******.

Dallas Braden will be looked at as a guy who threw a perfect game.
I think A-Rod overall had a much bigger impact on history than Braden (I may be wrong, Braden could win 300 games :shrug:), but that is an excellent point right there.

mzh
05-09-2010, 06:32 PM
:rolleyes:

Sorry, but the 600-700 home run club is a little smaller than the perfecto club...





Wells and Cone threw theirs in consecutive seasons.
1. Not that I totally disagree with you, but that could change relatively soon. Pujols will almost certainly get there, Thome is getting near 600, I wouldn't be surprised if ManRam got there, and things sure look good for Ryan Howard if he doesn't leave Philly. If he can stay healthy and stay "slim", Prince Fielder may have a shot. Doubt it, but it could happen.

2. I stand corrected :redface:

MeteorsSox4367
05-09-2010, 06:32 PM
A-Rod and that discussion aside, watching the top of the ninth made me happy that I'm a huge baseball fan.

Congrats to Braden on his achievement. Plus, after he hugged his grandma after she came out of the stands, he said "Let's go eat."

Being one of 19 pitchers to accomplish the feat is way cool.

VMSNS
05-09-2010, 06:38 PM
Congrats to Braden. Good for him.

I bet ARod has to feel like a big ****head right now.

thomas35forever
05-09-2010, 06:41 PM
Congrats Dallas on making history!

Poor Rays. Has this every happened to a team twice in less than a calendar year?

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 06:44 PM
Congrats to Braden. Good for him.

I bet ARod has to feel like a big ****head right now.

Nothing out of the ordinary there.

DSpivack
05-09-2010, 06:49 PM
Congrats Dallas on making history!

Poor Rays. Has this every happened to a team twice in less than a calendar year?

Not only that, but one of the best teams in baseball, too!

WhiteSox5187
05-09-2010, 06:52 PM
:rolleyes:

Sorry, but the 600-700 home run club is a little smaller than the perfecto club...


I think that people are going to look at a lot folks in the six hundred and seven hundred homerun club and think "Gee, they don't really belong there." I can't imagine my grandkids asking me about Ruth, Aaron, Mays, Bonds, Sosa and A-Rod...three of those guys don't belong (HINT: it's the three who used steroids)

Congrats Dallas Braden.

Dibbs
05-09-2010, 06:55 PM
I think this guy is a tool. Have some respect for one of the greatest players in the history of the game. I would love to see ARod give him a beat down. I was really hoping he would blow the perfecto. I would rather Mark have been the last person to throw one for a while longer as well.

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 06:57 PM
I think this guy is a tool. Have some respect for one of the greatest players in the history of the game. I would love to see ARod give him a beat down. I was really hoping he would blow the perfecto. I would rather Mark have been the last person to throw one for a while longer as well.

What??? A-Rod is a widely regarded douche, even in his own clubhouse, and you think that Braden should bow down to him because he can hit the ball?

I have no words.

Dibbs
05-09-2010, 07:00 PM
What??? A-Rod is a widely regarded douche, even in his own clubhouse, and you think that Braden should bow down to him because he can hit the ball?

I have no words.

Well, I am not sure he should bow down to him, but he should shut his mouth. He is the one who started it in the first place so he doesn't even have to bow down to him. He is a punk who has accomplished nothing. I guess a perfect game is a step in the right direction for him.

october23sp
05-09-2010, 07:02 PM
July 2009 - Rays get perfected
Feb 2010- Evan Longoria is spokesperson for 1 million dollar perfect game for MLB 2k10
May 2010- Rays get perfected.

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 07:07 PM
Well, I am not sure he should bow down to him, but he should shut his mouth. He is the one who started it in the first place so he doesn't even have to bow down to him. He is a punk who has accomplished nothing. I guess a perfect game is a step in the right direction for him.

A-Rod instigated the whole thing. You don't run across the pitching mound. And Rodriguez had the nerve to call out Braden's win total as if that makes Braden more worthy of his respect.

mzh
05-09-2010, 07:10 PM
I think that people are going to look at a lot folks in the six hundred and seven hundred homerun club and think "Gee, they don't really belong there." I can't imagine my grandkids asking me about Ruth, Aaron, Mays, Bonds, Sosa and A-Rod...three of those guys don't belong (HINT: it's the three who used steroids)

Congrats Dallas Braden.
Don't forget Griffey! I think we can agree he belongs there.

Dibbs
05-09-2010, 07:13 PM
A-Rod instigated the whole thing. You don't run across the pitching mound. And Rodriguez had the nerve to call out Braden's win total as if that makes Braden more worthy of his respect.

I would call out his win total myself. It does have something to do with it when you start running your mouth like a punk against one of the games all-time greats. Maybe a better approach would have been to stop talking about it, and do something about it? Once again, I was hoping he would blow this perfect game.

Frankfan4life
05-09-2010, 07:13 PM
Yikes! With our line-up, I sure hope we don't have to face Braden!

Anyway, nice feat! Congrats!

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 07:16 PM
I would call out his win total myself. It does have something to do with it when you start running your mouth like a punk against one of the games all-time greats. Maybe a better approach would have been to stop talking about it, and do something about it? Once again, I was hoping he would blow this perfect game.

Win total doesn't earn you respect. Nor does home runs, and Rodriguez would do well to remember that. He should treat every person out there with the same amount of respect regardless of stats. Rodriguez was in the wrong. Period.

Frankfan4life
05-09-2010, 07:18 PM
win total doesn't earn you respect. Nor does home runs, and rodriguez would do well to remember that. He should treat every person out there with the same amount of respect regardless of stats. Rodriguez was in the wrong. Period.+1

esbrechtel
05-09-2010, 07:21 PM
congrats Braden! Great accomplishment!

Shoeless_Jeff
05-09-2010, 07:57 PM
Congrats Dallas on making history!

Poor Rays. Has this every happened to a team twice in less than a calendar year?

I'll gladly take two perfect games against the Sox in less than a year if it means playing overall as well as the Rays did in 2008 and so far in 2010.

VMSNS
05-09-2010, 08:04 PM
I think this guy is a tool. Have some respect for one of the greatest players in the history of the game. I would love to see ARod give him a beat down. I was really hoping he would blow the perfecto. I would rather Mark have been the last person to throw one for a while longer as well.

You mean the same respect that ARod showed him when he ran across his mound? You mean the same respect that ARod showed him by whining and lying about the incident to the media? You mean the same respect ARod showed him when he basically said had no right to get upset because of his low win totals?

ARod is an ******* who thinks people have to earn his respect. Just because he's "one of the best players of all time" doesn't mean you get to treat people like they don't matter.

Boondock Saint
05-09-2010, 08:12 PM
You mean the same respect that ARod showed him when he ran across his mound? You mean the same respect that ARod showed him by whining and lying about the incident to the media? You mean the same respect ARod showed him when he basically said had no right to get upset because of his low win totals?

ARod is an ******* who thinks people have to earn his respect. Just because he's "one of the best players of all time" doesn't mean you get to treat people like they don't matter.

Don't forget the same respect he showed when he shouted "Mine!" in Howie Clark's ear while running the bases on a routine pop-up. Or the respect he showed when he slapped the ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove on a routine ground out in the 2004 ALCS.

TDog
05-09-2010, 08:29 PM
Congrats Dallas on making history!

Poor Rays. Has this every happened to a team twice in less than a calendar year?

Obviously, it's time for the Rays to fire their hitting coach.

WhiteSox5187
05-09-2010, 08:39 PM
Don't forget Griffey! I think we can agree he belongs there.

D'oh! How stupid of me! One of the greatest all around players of all time.

soxlady8
05-09-2010, 09:47 PM
Congrats Dallas !!!!!
Only like 12,000 there on a Sunday to see this historical day ---

I just read the article on MLB Fanhouse on AOL and it was not very nice towards the Sox ... there was something in it like ...
and unlike Buerhle WHO NEEDED a spectacular catch to preserve the perfecto , Dallas was in control the whole TIME !!

I know we are playin' bad , but please show the 18th perfect game
pitcher and his team some respect !!

Twins_Morneau
05-09-2010, 11:25 PM
??? :o:

Arod is one of the best hitters in MLB history and he has a ring. Sorry, but one perfect game doesn't erase those accomplishments.

Means nothing he's a cheating scumbag.

WhiteSox1989
05-09-2010, 11:29 PM
Congrats Dallas !!!!!
Only like 12,000 there on a Sunday to see this historical day ---

I just read the article on MLB Fanhouse on AOL and it was not very nice towards the Sox ... there was something in it like ...
and unlike Burhle WHO NEEDED a spectacular catch to preserve the perfecto , Dallas was in control the whole TIME !!

I know we are playin' bad , but please show the 18th perfect game
pitcher and his team some respect !!
Buehrle.

Not sure why you're comparing Braden's to Buehrle, either.

soxlady8
05-09-2010, 11:38 PM
I personally was not comparing it ... I was just a little ticked off at the writing of the article on AOL MBL Fanhouse ---

It almost was like a discredit to Buerhl's Perfecto !!

soxlady8
05-09-2010, 11:40 PM
www.mlb.fanhouse.com (http://www.mlb.fanhouse.com)

WhiteSox1989
05-09-2010, 11:42 PM
I personally was not comparing it ... I was just a little ticked off at the writing of the article on AOL MBL Fanhouse ---

It almost was like a discredit to Buerhl's Perfecto !!
Buehrle.

soxlady8
05-09-2010, 11:46 PM
I have a slight nerve disorder in my hands , sorry :(
I type the best as I can --
I think most people know what I mean though --

JermaineDye05
05-10-2010, 12:11 AM
Congrats Dallas !!!!!
Only like 12,000 there on a Sunday to see this historical day ---

I just read the article on MLB Fanhouse on AOL and it was not very nice towards the Sox ... there was something in it like ...
and unlike Buerhle WHO NEEDED a spectacular catch to preserve the perfecto , Dallas was in control the whole TIME !!

I know we are playin' bad , but please show the 18th perfect game
pitcher and his team some respect !!

One could make the argument that US Cellular field is a far better hitters park and the coliseum has a HUGE foul territory which could have factored into the equation.

That's stupid though. They were both perfect games. You can't just say, "oh, [player x]'s game was more perfect than [player y]'s." That's like trying to say that Chuck Norris is more of a bad ass than Dolph Lundgren. It simply can't be done and you should get two roundhouse kicks in the face for merely suggesting it.

JB98
05-10-2010, 01:09 AM
One could make the argument that US Cellular field is a far better hitters park and the coliseum has a HUGE foul territory which could have factored into the equation.

That's stupid though. They were both perfect games. You can't just say, "oh, [player x]'s game was more perfect than [player y]'s." That's like trying to say that Chuck Norris is more of a bad ass than Dolph Lundgren. It simply can't be done and you should get two roundhouse kicks in the face for merely suggesting it.

Agreed. It's a terrific accomplishment. For any pitcher who achieves it, it's a huge feather in the cap.

Anytime a pitcher throws a perfect game, he has been the beneficiary of good defense. That just goes with the territory. When Sanchez of the Giants threw his no-hitter, I don't believe he walked any batters. But it was not a perfect game because somebody made an error. To retire 27 straight batters, guys have gotta make plays for you.

Boondock Saint
05-10-2010, 01:12 AM
Agreed. It's a terrific accomplishment. For any pitcher who achieves it, it's a huge feather in the cap.

Anytime a pitcher throws a perfect game, he has been the beneficiary of good defense. That just goes with the territory. When Sanchez of the Giants threw his no-hitter, I don't believe he walked any batters. But it was not a perfect game because somebody made an error. To retire 27 straight batters, guys have gotta make plays for you.

Juan Uribe.

WhiteSox5187
05-10-2010, 01:24 AM
Juan Uribe.

As I recall Uribe made his error late in the seventh inning. That has to be such an awful feeling for a fielder. Both Alexei and the guy who made the last out today triple pumped on their throws, I am willing to bet that the only time a major leaguer has ever thought "Oh God, please don't hit the ball to me..." is during a perfect game. At least during a no hitter, you can make an error and the pitcher's streak is still in tact, I know that when Buerhle had his no hitter back in '07 Crede said "I was at the very least going to make an error..." when Floyd almost had his no hitter against the Twins in '08 Swisher was trying to get the ball to at least hit his glove so it could down as an error, but during a perfect game...wow. The pressure must be immense.

JermaineDye05
05-10-2010, 01:42 AM
Agreed. It's a terrific accomplishment. For any pitcher who achieves it, it's a huge feather in the cap.

Anytime a pitcher throws a perfect game, he has been the beneficiary of good defense. That just goes with the territory. When Sanchez of the Giants threw his no-hitter, I don't believe he walked any batters. But it was not a perfect game because somebody made an error. To retire 27 straight batters, guys have gotta make plays for you.

Sanchez also got the benefit of a huge plate at the end of the game. That called strike three was a good foot off the plate.

TDog
05-10-2010, 02:17 AM
Agreed. It's a terrific accomplishment. For any pitcher who achieves it, it's a huge feather in the cap.

Anytime a pitcher throws a perfect game, he has been the beneficiary of good defense. That just goes with the territory. When Sanchez of the Giants threw his no-hitter, I don't believe he walked any batters. But it was not a perfect game because somebody made an error. To retire 27 straight batters, guys have gotta make plays for you.

The same thing happened to Walter Johnson, Dick Bosman and Terry Mullholland, although Bosman holds the singular distinction of committing the error turned his perfect game into just a no-hitter.

When you think about it, such games are more impressive becasue the pitchers had to pitch well enough to retire 28 batters instead of 27.

Arkham
05-10-2010, 02:21 AM
Dallas Braden's Grandmother: "Stick it, A-Rod." (http://blogs.suntimes.com/sportsprose/2010/05/dallas_bradens_grandmother_sti.html)

That's awesome.

GoSox2K3
05-10-2010, 09:41 AM
Obviously, it's time for the Rays to fire their hitting coach.

Yes, take that Greg Walker critics! Being only one season removed from a pennant and having one of the best records in baseball so far this year is exactly the same situation as the Sox current 4 year offensive failure. :rolleyes:

wilburaga
05-10-2010, 10:26 AM
Gabe Kapler (final out) has become the Zelig of perfect games.

Hitmen77
05-10-2010, 10:29 AM
Is it just me, or there a lot more of these so far this year?

There have now been 7 perfect games in the last 20 years.

Before that there were only 10 total in the 90 seasons from 1901-1990. Only 4 perfect games between 1901-1963.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_game

So, yes, they are happening more frequently than in the past.

Railsplitter
05-10-2010, 10:30 AM
Jim Bunning perfect game, 1964 (Phillies vs Mets)
Sandy Koufax perfect game 1965 (Dodgers vs Cubs)

First two perfect games within a few weeks of each other in 1880, don't know the pitchers names off the top of my head.

Hitmen77
05-10-2010, 10:43 AM
By the way, this is the 2nd perfect game in Oakland A's history (the A's had no perfect games when they played in Philadelphia or KC).

The other Oakland perfect game was pitched by Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter on 5/8/68 - 42 years and 1 day before Braden's. It was only the 11th game that the A's had played in Oakland!
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=196805080OAK
Hunter himself was 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs on that day.

The attendance on that day in 1968 was 6,298. The attendance for yesterday's perfect game on a Sunday afternoon was 12,288. Hey, the A's have come along way. They've doubled their turnout for perfect games in 42 years!

LoveYourSuit
05-10-2010, 11:55 AM
If you told me you would get perfected in back to back seasons but have the talent level TB has, as a fan I would be happy.

october23sp
05-10-2010, 12:07 PM
If you told me you would get perfected in back to back seasons but have the talent level TB has, as a fan I would be happy.

Perfect games are usually credited to pitchers not the other teams lack of talent.

roylestillman
05-10-2010, 01:21 PM
MLB Network is replaying the game right now. (12:00 Monday)

downstairs
05-10-2010, 03:33 PM
Not sure if it was mentioned, but I can't see to find the answer to this... how did Tampa get an error? How can one get an error when no one reaches base?

Marqhead
05-10-2010, 03:36 PM
Not sure if it was mentioned, but I can't see to find the answer to this... how did Tampa get an error? How can one get an error when no one reaches base?

The error was on Tampa. An A's player reached base.

downstairs
05-10-2010, 03:38 PM
The error was on Tampa. An A's player reached base.

I was just about to edit my post. I was confusing teams when I looked at the stats last night on TV...

Marqhead
05-10-2010, 03:40 PM
I was just about to edit my post. I was confusing teams when I looked at the stats last night on TV...

I did the same thing initially.

TommyJohn
05-11-2010, 12:43 AM
Jim Bunning perfect game, 1964 (Phillies vs Mets)
Sandy Koufax perfect game 1965 (Dodgers vs Cubs)

First two perfect games within a few weeks of each other in 1880, don't know the pitchers names off the top of my head.
There was also David Wells and David Cone in 1998 and 1999.

The first two perfect games took place on June 12 and June 17, 1880-five days apart. The pitchers were John Richmond and John Montgomery Ward.

ilsox7
05-11-2010, 01:01 AM
Not sure if it was mentioned, but I can't see to find the answer to this... how did Tampa get an error? How can one get an error when no one reaches base?

Just an FYI, but you can get an error and have no one reach base if you drop a foul pop-up.

TommyJohn
05-11-2010, 09:30 AM
A rookie tossing a perfect game? I still say that a rookie striking out 20 in one game was way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way, WAY more impressive! Who wants to fight about it?????


Oh, it wasn't a White Sox pitcher that threw this perfect game? Oh, OK! It's all good! Way to go, Dallas! Great feat!

Hitmen77
05-11-2010, 10:53 AM
Just an FYI, but you can get an error and have no one reach base if you drop a foul pop-up.

I thought a dropped foul ball doesn't count as an error if the batter eventually makes an out for that at bat.

GoSox2K3
05-11-2010, 02:14 PM
By the way, this is the 2nd perfect game in Oakland A's history (the A's had no perfect games when they played in Philadelphia or KC).

The other Oakland perfect game was pitched by Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter on 5/8/68 - 42 years and 1 day before Braden's. It was only the 11th game that the A's had played in Oakland!
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=196805080OAK
Hunter himself was 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs on that day.

The attendance on that day in 1968 was 6,298. The attendance for yesterday's perfect game on a Sunday afternoon was 12,288. Hey, the A's have come along way. They've doubled their turnout for perfect games in 42 years!

Wow, lots of baseball legends played in Hunter's perfect game. Carew, Killebrew, Oliva, Reggie Jackson, and of course Hunter himself.

Even good old Rick Monday played in that game.