At long last, era of missing no-hitters comes to an end — Larry Stone has devoted 27 years of his life to baseball. With decades of near-misses and endless jokes of his power to jinx games, he finally found the perfect opportunity in yesterday’s game.
Perfection! — Mike Curto reflects on Felix’s journey to the majors, including a minor league match-up with Matt Cain in 2005.
A dash to greatness: How not to cover a perfect game — I wasn’t the only one who nearly skipped Felix’s perfect game. The Seattle Times columnist Jerry Brewer recounts his eventful dash to the park.
The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Kind of Good, Perfect Day — Speaking of my frenetic journey to Safeco, here is the full story in all its gory detail.
Three Minutes of Seattle Mariners History — Like the majority of Mariners fans yesterday, Megan Sheer was stuck at work during Felix’s historical performance.
Like You Imagined When You Were Young — Mandy may have missed Philip Humber’s perfecto back in April, but she was present (in heart, though not in person) for an even more memorable game.
Tossing a Reverie — Alex Akita tugs on our heartstrings with his reflections on high school, the nostalgic era of great Mariners baseball, and the impressive career of Felix Hernandez.
Which Recent Perfect Game Was The Hardest? — Dave Cameron tackles the six most recent perfectos in MLB history, from Mark Buehrle’s no-no in 2009 to Felix’s game yesterday afternoon. Of those six, half have been thrown against the Rays.
On Felix, His Almost-Really-Perfect Perfecto, and His Place in History —Over at The Platoon Advantage, Bill Parker credits Eric Thames for making the first out of the game and extolls Felix as one of the best in MLB. Don’t forget it, Seattle.
Felix Hernandez, John Jaso Outwit the Rays — Everything you wanted to know about Felix’s stuff yesterday: his pitch selection, location, and success rate divided in sets of three innings.
Felix’s Fastball Fittingly Fleet — In the 6th and 7th innings, Felix hurled his two fastest pitches of the season to Sean Rodriguez and Matt Joyce.
27 Perfect Things About Felix Hernandez’s Perfect Game — Among many other things, Jonah Keri explains the ranking of this game according to Game Score, the reason why Tampa Bay has the worst luck in perfect games, and the likelihood of seeing three perfectos in a single season. If you read any article on this list, make it this one.
How did you celebrate Felix’s perfect game? If you attended, watched, listened, or even just tweeted about it, share your story with us in the comments.