I found a great post this morning that talks about the who, why and what of the no-hitters and perfect games that seem to be happening with regularity this season, more than in seasons past.
Last month I posted an article from Keith Olbermann wherein his supposed innuendo was that Cain may have taken PED’s when he threw his perfect game and that his ” there’s something wrong with this picture” theme was just a little offensive to this writer.
So it was very refreshing to read this article from Bay Area Sports Talk on the subject this morning. It presents an actual analysis and discussion on the subject instead of a knee-jerk reaction to something the Giants have accomplished as a team, again. Here’s a few excerpts:
- With the strict punishments looming over PED users, the playing field has been seemingly leveled — and pitchers are reaping the benefits.
- With pitching evolving to its maximum potential and PED’s seemingly eliminated, Major League pitchers will be the superstars of The Big Show in the future.
Thanks to Brian Evans for the article, “With Steroid Use Halted – the MLB is Getting a Little More Perfect“. Good stuff Brian!
- On Perfect Games (mlblogs40yearrangerfan.wordpress.com)
- USA Today : Matt Cain tosses perfect game, second this season (johnnysbaseball.wordpress.com)
- Cliff Corcoran: Cain’s perfect game much more than just latest pitching gem (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
- No-hitter analysis: a study in contrasts (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Keith Olbermann Not Raining on This Parade! (garlicfriesandbaseball.wordpress.com)