Perfect on Mother's Day

ba-athletics_0501641863Dallas Braden, a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics pitched the 19th perfect game in Major League Baseball history today:  a game where he allowed no hits, no walks, not a single batter reached first base.

It was on Mother’s Day against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, who were swinging pink bats, to raise awareness for breast cancer research.  Braden’s mother, Jodie Atwood, died of cancer when he was in high school, and he was raised by his grandmother, Peggy Lindsey.

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After the final out his grandma hugged him on the field and the two of them sobbed.  It was absolutely amazing.  If you can watch this video without crying like a baby, then you need to go back to eating kittens, or whatever it was that you were just doing.

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