There’s lots and lots of web traffic about Giants’ pitcher Matt Cain’s perfect game.  Here are some highlights:

At McCovey Chronicles, Grant Brisbee enumerates “50 Awesome Things About Matt Cain’s Perfect Game“, including

48. Not worrying about how much this raised his offseason price in free agency. Matt Cain is on the Giants for a while.

Cain signed a six-year contract at the beginning of this season, which made him the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in baseball.

Giants blogger El Lefty Malo has a brief appreciation:

Consider a kid whose skills never fit into the sabermetric box of goodness — so many fly balls, so few home runs, must be lucky, ergo he’s bound to regress — and delayed the recognition he’s been due for a long time. As good old Dusty might have said, Dude can pitch.

Keith Olbermann speculates on why of the 22 perfect games in major league history, 5 (including Cain’s) have been in the last 3 years.

Jason Turbow, co-author of The Baseball Codes, writes about the shredding of a hoary baseball superstition.

And perspective from Dallas Braden of the Oakland A’s, who threw his own perfecto two years ago:

The Matt Cain Appreciation Society Roundup 14 June,2012Nina Thorsen


Nina Thorsen

Nina Thorsen is a KQED radio producer and director, and frequently reports on sports, food and culture.  

She co-created and produced KQED’s Pacific Time,  a weekly radio program on Asian and Asian American issues that aired from 2000 to 2007. Before coming to KQED, Thorsen was the deputy foreign editor for Marketplace.  In her home state of Minnesota, she worked for A Prairie Home Companion and for Public Radio International.  

Nina was honored by the Radio-TV News Directors Association of Northern California in 2012 for a series of stories on the Oakland A’s stadium.  She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in speech-communication. 

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