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Postby Arlo » Fri May 28, 2004 7:00 pm

You can watch a lot of baseball without seeing a contest as truly special as Randy Johnson's perfect game. Then again, maybe every day at the ballpark is unique and wonderful.

Join Devin King for a look at Johnson's big day that combines personal impressions with feelings universal to all baseball fans. There's no fantasy analysis this time, but I have a hunch you'll enjoy this ... Great stuff by DK! ;-D

Where were you when Johnson retired 27 straight?
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:05 am

As I sit here at my computer, I realize my life has changed in seeing such a beautifully pitched game.

Holy smokes. Was it that important an event?

I see the headlines for the movie:

"Not since a young semite named David met a Philistine giant on the field of battle has a man overcome such great odds"

"Not since the destruction of the Berlin Wall has the world witnessed such a history-making event."

LOL - all kidding aside nice article DK.

I was a little sad watching it. I have seen RJ pitch with Montreal, Seattle, Houston and Arizona and know that he is a class act sure-fire HOFer. This was his swan song. His body is sure to break down soon and I am positive that it is downhill all the way for him. It was a great capper on a fine career and he should have waved to the crowd and retired after the final out of that game.

Maybe he will avoid the DL for the rest of the year and retire in the offseason. At least I hope so.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:33 pm

Great stuff. ;-D

A 19-14 game with 11 home runs is exciting, but a real duel, a pitchers' masterpiece, is something greatly appreciated by students of the game.

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Postby DK » Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:19 pm

Thanks Mook...

The thing was that I actually saw every pitch he threw. It was the first perfect game that I caught all of. Hence, my life-changing.

Thanks you guys. ;-D
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Postby Madison » Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:37 am

Nice read DK. ;-D I do agree that a pitching duel is much more exciting to watch than a baseball game that winds up with a football score. :-D

DK wrote:Throwing a perfect game must be a magnificent feeling. For 27 outs, you are a god. You are held up there with Zeus, Odin, Osiris, Madison ... the list goes on. During this short time you are not a man. You are a colossal figure among your people. You are put into a new stage.

I was quite surprised, and honored, to read that. I don't put myself anywhere near that class, but the compliment is appreciated :-) . Thank you.
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