Dallas Braden is PERFECT!

Hey A-Roid… next time Dallas Braden tells you to get off his mound, do it!

Hey Capt Cheeseburger, who’s “a clown” now? When did you throw a perfect game?

Yes, the A’s Dallas Braden threw the 19th PERFECT GAME in MLB history today vs. the Rays! He accomplished perfection on Mothers Day… the day MLB not only celebrates the holiday, but also focuses attention on breast cancer awareness. It’s particularly poignant that Braden lost his mother to cancer while in HS.

Congratulations Dallas… we only wish you had done this against the F’ing Yankees!

Dallas Braden (picture by Marcio Jose Sanchez - AP)


Reported by Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle, covering the A’s: “Dallas Braden’s grandmother is here and speaking to the press. She says, and I’m not joking, ‘Stick it, A-Rod.'”

You tell ’em, grandma!

GameChat – Orioles @ Twins #4, 1:10, WFTC29 & am1500

Well, it seems the boys might have an issue with DAY GAMES so I hereby challenge them to PROVE THAT WRONG!  (can’t hurt to try, right?)  It would be nice to split the series here but after the double-header yesterday, boy do we have some “interesting” lineups today.

INJURY UPDATES: JJ Hardy tried throwing and he’s still pretty sore so they are estimating possibly Tuesday for his return. Joe Mauer made a pinch hitter appearance last night – very exciting – but struck out. So I’m glad he’s back in the lineup today even if it’s only as a DH. Mijares made a rehab appearance down in the minors that didn’t go so well… no word on what’s next on his schedule. Still nothing on how Pat Neshek is doing after getting a correct diagnosis.

Happy Mothers Day everyone!

Baltimore @ Minnesota
Izturis, C, SS   Span, CF
Wigginton, 2B   Punto, 3B
Markakis, RF   Mauer, DH
Tejada, 3B   Morneau, 1B
Wieters, C   Cuddyer, RF
Scott, DH   Young, D, LF
Jones, A, CF   Ramos, W, C
Atkins, G, 1B   Harris, B, SS
Reimold, N, LF   Casilla, A, 2B
  Matusz, P     Blackburn, P


Well now that was MUCH better!  I like that we split the series and such a beautiful day of baseball. 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Baltimore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Minnesota 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 x 6 12 0


And although it was just KL and I in the chat at the end of the game, we selected Denard Span as our BOD!  A triple, 3 RBI and that fantastic catch to end the game.  That was enough for us!

Denard Span