On this date in 2004, at the age of 40, southpaw Randy Johnson became the oldest pitcher to ever throw a perfect game when the Diamondbacks beat the Braves, 2-0. The ‘Big Unit’ joined Cy Young, Jim Bunning, Hideo Nomo and Nolan Ryan as the only hurlers to throw no-hitters in both leagues and created the longest time span between no-no’s, having first accomplished the feat against the Tigers in June of 1990. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- Inside The ‘Zona reverses every trade made by D’Backs GM Kevin Towers.
- Baseball Hot Corner wonders if Esmil Rogers is still worth keeping around.
- The Beanball breaks down Joba Chamberlain‘s resurgence.
- Blue Jays Plus looks at Brett Lawrie‘s hitting mechanics.
- Rays Colored Glasses spoke with Gary Sheffield.
- Sports Injury Alert discusses the unfortunate timing of Matt Wieters‘ DL trip.
- A’s Farm caught up with Director of Player Personnel Billy Owens.
- Grab Some Bench asks if Jose Quintana is a top AL lefty.
- On Base Talk delves into the Super Two problem.
- Baseball Hot Corner brings us the best alternate minor league uniforms.
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