You’ll Say It, But I Really Was At Buehrle’s Perfect Game
You got it man. I was there. I was able to enjoy Mark Buehrle’s perfect game live and in person. And I can admit one thing: when it was 3-1 to Fields with the bages packed, I said to my buddy, “I sure hope he takes here.” Oops. Fields crushed the next pitch for a grand slam. I did almost call the time though. I was off by 13 minutes:
It was the 5th inning before we started talking about it. And I have to say that I didn’t think it was going to happen. Buehrle already had a no-hitter in 2007 and the Rays have a lot of good hitters in their lineup.
By far the most exciting play of the game was Wise’s catch. Guillen had just put him into the game as a defensive sub. I think you can say that was a good move by Ozzie, huh?
That was just insane. As it came off the bat I was sure it was gone and that what would have been a historical game was now just a very good win.
We hung around for a while after the game, exchanged high-fives and fist bumps with other fans, hooted and hollered and soaked it in. As I waited on the ramp for my friend who was taking a post-game wizz, it was cool to watch all the fans leaving the park and their different expressions. My favorite was the guy with the goofy grin on his face who just kept shaking his head. Because I was doing the same thing.