Have a very blessed day!
Long live The King!
The Ayn Rand of Indycar
No one had to badge the Offy.
Now I know why everyone was watching baseball in the lunch area this afternoon.
always amazed by this fete.. everything has to fall exactly into place for it to happen.. kudos!!
The later innings were shown on the MLB Network and it was very exciting even though I'm not a fan of either the Mariners or the Rays.
Even though there have been three perfect games this season, it's still a very rare feat.
Joe Maddon always looking on the bright side mentioned that the last time they had a perfecto thrown against them they made the playoffs.
Congrats to King Felix. Great accomplishment, plus Kate Upton welcomed him to the Perfect Club.
Officer Mitchell, I thought you said you didn't want to have to come back here this evening.
But for a missed call at first base on what should have been the last out of the game a few years ago, Galaragga would have given the Tigers their first perfect game in their 100 plus year history.
hard to believe 3 already thrown this year.
Like a lot of guys my age, 49, we spent most summer days out on a dusty bumpy baseball field behind our elementary school. Usually had 14 or 15 guys, we would play pitchers mound out, right field out, etc. and while none of us were great players, we played so much that we were all solid.
I got away from the game until about 9 years ago when my son started playing little league. He made freshman and JV but did not make varsity, but luckily we have one of the 3 largest little leagues in the country and he was able to play there till he was 16. His last year, I looked at the rule book and saw little league had something called a big league division for boys up to and including 18 years old. I talked to our board, and they said "if you run it you can form it', so I spend most of the last two years building that up from scratch, recruiting with local high schools to pass out our flyers so boys not making their teams would know there was still a place to play.
Last year we had 2 teams and played two other teams outside our league. This year we had 5 of our own teams and played 3 other teams outside our league, and with the boys moving up from the younger divisions and the marketing paying off we should have at least 7 of our own teams, and continue to work with the other nearby leagues to develop a big league division.
My son Michael played his last game at the end of July, we won the championship and a few nites ago had our pizza party and passed out trophies.
So glad I happened to look at the rule book two years ago, made a ton of good memories since that date. Even though Michael is done playing, I will stick around and help run the league and coach a team. When I pick up a glove and walk out on the field, even to pitch BP, I am not 49 anymore, I am 13 and life is easy!
"Pitcher's hands out" was what we called it. Thanks for bringing up old memories, we played ball of one sort or another for hours and hours as kids.
Only the 6th perfect game with a 1-0 score.
Felix also had a 2-hit 1-0 shutout at Yankee Stadium and a 4 hit 1-0 shutout over the Red Sox this year.
Always think of poor Harv in times like this.
I remember everyone making a big deal when Len Barker did it, first time in like 10 or 15 years, plus first with a DH. Now it seems 4 years is a drought.