If I didn't already have a stomach ache already, I'd certainly have one now. I just heard about how Dallas (Get Off My Mound) Braden just pitched a perfect game. Wonderful. Only bright side I can come up with is that it was against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Oh, and his grandmother, who was at the game, is apparently just as obsessed with Alex Rodriguez as her grandson is. Peggy Lindsey told reporters, "Stick it, A-Rod." You stay classy, grandma!
I mean, really. With his perfect game, her grandson actually had a great achievement on the field, something that's only happened 18 times before in major league history. And what's on her mind? A-Rod! Guess that's how they do in the 209. Good grief.
For A-Rod's part, he told reporters, "I've learned in my career, it is much better to be recognized for all the great things you do on the field," Rodriguez said. "Good for him, he threw a perfect game. And better yet, he beat the Rays."
Yankee pitcher A.J. Burnett had the best line about Braden's grandmother's presence at the game. As A.J. saw the broadcast showing Braden hugging Grandma Lindsey on the pitcher's mound, Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com reported that Burnett "said out loud, to no one in particular, 'Grandma, don't cross my mound.'" Heh!
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