I was casually following the San Francisco Giants game on the webcast last night, and history was made. Because I was researching something for a copywriting project, and because RA and I were watching our current Netflix delivery, “Cowboys and Aliens” (yeah, gotta stop that multi-tasking, I know) I wasn’t really paying attention much to the game. It was on mute, and I just checked in here and there. Big mistake…
Matt Cain, arguably their current ace, pitched a perfect game (basically a no-hitter where no base runners are allowed). It’s the 22nd ever in the Major Leagues, and the only one that a Giants pitcher has ever accomplished.
I’ve been a Giants fan for a long time, since 1971, when I first saw Willie McCovey hit a home run in windswept Candlestick Park. It took over 50 years, in 2010, until the San Francisco Giants won a World Series (they won quite a few as the New York Giants, pre-1958). And even though they’re not in first place now, they are awfully close. They just might overtake the archival (and in my view, detestable) L.A. Dodgers and make it to the Series again this year. If Cain and the other pitchers can keep this up, and the Giant hitters can keep improving, this can certainly happen.
But for now, congratulations, Matty! You are AWESOME!! GO GIANTS!!