Sunday, May 9, 2010
A perfect game
Dallas Braden had been best known as a promising left-handed pitcher in the Oakland system.
He got a bit more attention earlier this year when he publicly called out Alex Rodriguez for running across the pitchers mound. A-Rod's sneering response: "How many games has he won?"
Last week, in a radio interview, Braden renewed his jabs at the Yankee star. A-Rod replied: "I don't want to extend his 15 minutes of fame."
On Sunday, Braden threw a perfect game at the Tampa Bay Rays. His fame is going to last a bit longer than 15 minutes. And for those foolish enough to judge someone's credibility by his stats, he rose a bit.
Box score here. Game story here.