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Perfection

Even if you're not a fan of sports, you have to admire what happened to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday afternoon.  Pitcher Mark Buehrle tossed a perfect game.  What's the big deal?  A perfect game is an incredibly rare event to say the least.  How rare?   Since 1876 there have only been 18 perfect games including Buehrle's. For those not familiar with a perfect game, it means no batter makes it to first base. There are no hits or walks.  The pitcher literally gets every batter out in a row.  What makes Buehrle's perfect game even more exciting is what happened in the ninth inning.  Check out this amazing catch by Dwayne Wise to keep the perfect game in tact. Of course, I missed the game.  I was taking a nap while Buehrle was on his way to the record books.  Typical.  Regardless of my bad timing, I'm still getting a chill watching the last out over and over again. Will another White Sox pitcher throw a perfect game?  Well, the team was founded in 1901 and this is only the second one in team history and that's what makes this so special.

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07/24/2009 12:00AM
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07/26/2009 6:52PM
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Such a cool thing. Miss listening to your show now that I'm living in Chicago. XRT played a cool version of a Lou Reed song with clips from the game inserted. You should try to listen to it if you haven't already.
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