There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
FWIW in this town Browning is still living off his perfect game. Granted he is somewhat of a local, but he still has a strong presence in and around Cincinnati. I would imagine the same could be said about any perfect game pitcher, they will have a big time draw in the local market.
Galarraga can put this whole thing to rest by going out and throwing a perfect game in his next start. Who knows, maybe Joyce will call balls and strikes.
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Doesn't look like he got any extra money but he did get a 'Vette.
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Wiki has a pretty good article about perfect games and their history for anyone who is interested... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_game
I shared a cab with Tom Browning once. We both had our cars towed from a UC hoops game. His g/f handled everything. He didn't say a thing.
and the fans
I've missed a few pages in this thread, but did anyone mention that the ball appeared to me to be the second baseman's play all the way. The first baseman was way off the bag to backhand that ball. The second baseman fields it and the play isn't even close at first. Just my thought.
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and the fans
And so the saga will go down in baseball lore. Even though it's not in the books, everyone knows he had a perfect game. Had the 2 main characters not handled this so classy, I would be sick over it. But in retrospect this will go down as one of the more fondly remembered pitching performances in baseball history.