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mzh
05-29-2010, 08:59 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2010_05_29_phimlb_flomlb_1&mode=gameday

Free live look-in on the MLB.com homepage as well.

Someone said this earlier in the year, but is it just me or are we seeing a lot more of these this year?

Sockinchisox
05-29-2010, 09:09 PM
Through 8.

thomas35forever
05-29-2010, 09:10 PM
:hawk
"Call your sons, call your daughters! Call your friends, call your neighbors! Roy Halladay has a perfect game going into the ninth!"

JermaineDye05
05-29-2010, 09:12 PM
Seriously, three perfect games in less than a year? That's unheard of. . . At least it sounds like it.

CanBuehrleWait
05-29-2010, 09:14 PM
3 outs to go

thomas35forever
05-29-2010, 09:15 PM
Seriously, three perfect games in less than a year? That's unheard of. . . At least it sounds like it.
Jimenez's game was not a perfecto.

JermaineDye05
05-29-2010, 09:15 PM
See now is one of those games where a bunt to break it up is perfectly fine in my book since it's only a 1-run lead.

JermaineDye05
05-29-2010, 09:15 PM
Jimenez's game was not a perfecto.

Yeah, but Dallas Braden's was.

NDSox12
05-29-2010, 09:16 PM
Jimenez's game was not a perfecto.

I think JD meant three in the past calendar year, which would have included Buehrle's.

Whappeh
05-29-2010, 09:17 PM
I turned off Hockey, he better get this.

mzh
05-29-2010, 09:18 PM
See now is one of those games where a bunt to break it up is perfectly fine in my book since it's only a 1-run lead.

I don't think a bunt in a any case to break up a perfecto is "cheap". If a guy like Juan pierre gets on with a bunt, he does it because that's the kind of player he is. A hit is a hit.

JermaineDye05
05-29-2010, 09:19 PM
Would this be the lowest attendance in perfect game history?

NDSox12
05-29-2010, 09:20 PM
Would this be the lowest attendance in perfect game history?

Pretty similar to Braden's in that respect.

thomas35forever
05-29-2010, 09:21 PM
Pretty similar to Braden's in that respect.
Braden's game only had 12,000+. What's the attendance for this one?

JermaineDye05
05-29-2010, 09:21 PM
All have been against Florida teams if this holds up.

Brian26
05-29-2010, 09:22 PM
See now is one of those games where a bunt to break it up is perfectly fine in my book since it's only a 1-run lead.

Yet, you're the guy who was complaining when Nick Swisher kept running after the pitcher got knocked in the head? You're all over the map.

thomas35forever
05-29-2010, 09:22 PM
One to go!

CanBuehrleWait
05-29-2010, 09:22 PM
I turned off Hockey, he better get this.

Likewise

NDSox12
05-29-2010, 09:22 PM
Braden's game only had 12,000+. What's the attendance for this one?

Gotta be more than that.

Sockinchisox
05-29-2010, 09:23 PM
Perfect!

thomas35forever
05-29-2010, 09:24 PM
He's got it!

JermaineDye05
05-29-2010, 09:24 PM
3 in less than a year.

CanBuehrleWait
05-29-2010, 09:24 PM
Perfect.. Ok Philly u got that now as for whats goin on over on Madison street....

mzh
05-29-2010, 09:25 PM
5 no hitters in one year... that's got to be a record.

LoveYourSuit
05-29-2010, 09:27 PM
Last three perfect games = Florida Teams.


Kenny traded for the wrong ACE.


DOC is too good.

JermaineDye05
05-29-2010, 09:27 PM
Yet, you're the guy who was complaining when Nick Swisher kept running after the pitcher got knocked in the head? You're all over the map.

I don't see how I'm all over the map. A Marlins bunt to break up a perfect game with a 1-run lead has absolutely nothing to do with players continuing to play while someone is seriously injured.

y2j2785
05-29-2010, 09:27 PM
Congrats Roy! :bandance:

LoveYourSuit
05-29-2010, 09:27 PM
5 no hitters in one year... that's got to be a record.

wow, 5 already?

Unreal.

Romero almost had one against us too.

mzh
05-29-2010, 09:28 PM
Last three perfect games = Florida Teams.


Kenny traded for the wrong ACE.


DOC is too good.
IIRC, Kenny went on record saying he first wanted Halladay but he wouldn't waive his NTC, then in the winter he had a deal set but financials got in the way, and the NTC.

thomas35forever
05-29-2010, 09:28 PM
wow, 5 already?

Unreal.

Romero almost had one against us too.
Sanchez, Buehrle, Jimenez, Braden, and now Halladay

Brian26
05-29-2010, 09:29 PM
I don't see how I'm all over the map. A Marlins bunt to break up a perfect game with a 1-run lead has absolutely nothing to do with players continuing to play while someone is seriously injured.

They have everything to do with each other. Both situations regard taking advantage of a situation to try to win a game. The counter argument to both is whether or not it's good sportsmanship.

You have contradicting opinions.

SephClone89
05-29-2010, 09:30 PM
Sanchez, Buehrle, Jimenez, Braden, and now Halladay

Sanchez's was on May 10th. Close but not quite.

LoveYourSuit
05-29-2010, 09:30 PM
Sanchez, Buehrle, Jimenez, Braden, and now Halladay


I thought it was this year/season.

mzh
05-29-2010, 09:31 PM
They have everything to do with each other. Both situations regard taking advantage of a situation to try to win a game. The counter argument to both is whether or not it's good sportsmanship.

You have contradicting opinions.
Except on one hand, it's a moral situation: do you stop to help the player you have inadvertently injured seriously, and on the other, its simply a tactic.

thomas35forever
05-29-2010, 09:31 PM
I thought it was this year/season.
All of those have happened going back to July 10 of last year.

mzh
05-29-2010, 09:31 PM
Sanchez's was on May 10th. Close but not quite.
LOL nice research, I stand corrected :redface:

SephClone89
05-29-2010, 09:33 PM
LOL nice research, I stand corrected :redface:

You were actually right.

For some reason his Wiki article says May 10th. Bizarre.

mzh
05-29-2010, 09:34 PM
You were actually right.

For some reason his Wiki article says May 10th. Bizarre.
:bundy
Wikipedia is inaccurate??????

thomas35forever
05-29-2010, 09:37 PM
http://www.layoutlocator.com/graphics/dldimg/f027995d28bad3d7bdda906b02fd89ae_8a724b9757b8ab47f 08ec6113ed27780.jpg

JermaineDye05
05-29-2010, 09:38 PM
Except on one hand, it's a moral situation: do you stop to help the player you have inadvertently injured seriously, and on the other, its simply a tactic.

Exactly.

On the one hand you have players taking advantage of an inadvertent injury when I feel that everyone has an obligation to check on the injured player and see if he's okay immediately. Whereas with the no-hitter the Marlins should be trying to win the game, the only person getting hurt is Halladay who will just lose an opportunity to make it in the history books.

I think that in the event of a player's serious injury, their well being should take precedence over the outcome of a game.

Anyways, back on topic.. Congrats Doc!!

SephClone89
05-29-2010, 09:38 PM
How many Philadelphia sports fans do you think switched to this game?

thomas35forever
05-29-2010, 09:39 PM
How many Philadelphia sports fans do you think switched to this game?
The question should be how many bars in the area switched over?

SephClone89
05-29-2010, 09:44 PM
The question should be how many bars in the area switched over?

Luckily the 8th and 9th fell during the intermission.

thomas35forever
05-29-2010, 09:45 PM
Luckily the 8th and 9th fell during the intermission.
I missed the Hawks' third goal however.

Hitmen77
05-29-2010, 09:56 PM
Would this be the lowest attendance in perfect game history?

Not even close. The paid attendance in Florida tonight was 25,000
http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=300529128

Braden's game had 12,000 attendance and Catfish Hunter's in 1968 had only 6,000.

DumpJerry
05-29-2010, 10:03 PM
I did not know so many teams currently subscribe to the Greg Walker school of how to approach hitting.

october23sp
05-30-2010, 12:36 AM
Unbelievable. Seems theres been a lot lately.

DSpivack
05-30-2010, 12:37 AM
Unbelievable. Seems theres been a lot lately.

There's been 20 in the history of major league baseball, and three in less than a calendar year. That's odd.

Nellie_Fox
05-30-2010, 02:10 AM
There's been 20 in the history of major league baseball, and three in less than a calendar year. That's odd.Clustering of randomly occurring events. There's even a statistical method for handling them, called the Poisson distribution.