I don't really have anything to say, but I have to post something about Matt Cain's perfect game.
Lucky for me, I was able to watch it on the Astros feed, and then I flipped over to MLB network to listen to the Giants TV team in the 9th.
Here's Cain's baseball-reference page.
Let's see...Marichal's no-no was before I was born. I don't remember Perry's. I don't have any specific memories of either Montefusco's or Halicki's...I sort of remember them happening, but I don't think I listened to either on the radio (which would have been listening to KNBR in Phoenix...it is a really powerful station), and of course in those days there was no way to watch most games, and no cut-ins from not-yet-existing ESPN or MLB. So the only one I really remember is the Sanchez no hitter a few years ago.
Anyway, I hope all of you who care about these things were able to watch. Couldn't asked for more. He was totally dominant up through one out in the 6th, and then we got Gregor Blanco's amazing catch in the 7th, and plus the Giants acted like they were taking batting practice for the first five innings. I don't know whether the Giants broadcasters were making a big deal about it, but this was the first time that the whole starting lineup was in there since the Sandoval injury, and in fact the first game all season with all five -- five! -- guys who entered the game all with an OPS+ better than 125, all in the lineup together. Who knows how long it'll last, but as of now it's actually a respectable lineup, no?
Well. I shouldn't babble on too much. Just a really fun night.
(And no, I know it's not Friday; it's just tradition).
Update: the great Steven Rubio on the perfect game. I also added a link to the box score, above. I'll add additional links if anyone alerts me to anything good written about it.