...Chicago's Mark Buehrle pitched a perfect game today, which is pretty darn cool. It's only the 18th in history. He was helped out in the 9th inning by a home-run saving catch by center fielder Dewayne Wise.
Which of course will remind Mariners fans of that heartbreaking 1990 game pitched by hard-luck hurler Brian Holman (not to be confused with hard-luck hurler Brad Holman, who was nearly killed by a line drive). With two outs in the 9th inning, Holman lost his perfect game, no-hitter, and shutout when ex-Mariner Ken Phelps hit a home-run over the head of Jay Buhner, the player for whom Phelps was traded, much to Frank Costanza's chagrine. It was the last home run of Phelps' career, and an absolute shit way to end an otherwise perfect game. An arm injury knocked Holman out of baseball a little over a year later.
Holman was a good sport about it, even posing for photos with Phelps, and he says the game bother him. True or not, Mr. Holman, we remember ye fondly.