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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Felix Is Perfect: A Slog Poll

Posted by on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM

A perfect game! Some Seattleites are very excited:



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It's not like NASA could have landed on Mars by way of Mars randomly being really shitty at not getting landed on.
Posted by Ben on August 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM · Report this
rob! 2
You guys are debasing the currency of the Totally Binding Slog Polls™ through over-use, nicht wahr?

Plus, you're not even providing the all-important feedback these days on the "Overheard in the Office" polls that we are holding our breath over.
Posted by rob! on August 15, 2012 at 4:32 PM · Report this
I'm happy for the people made happy by this. Me, this is the first I've heard that it's baseball season at all.
Posted by gloomy gus on August 15, 2012 at 4:37 PM · Report this
Fnarf 4
Perfect? He threw 36 balls! Call me when he throws a 27-pitch game with 27 first-pitch groundouts, or an 81-pitch 27 strikeout game, with the infield sitting down for the last three batters.

Naw. The only thing rarer is an unassisted triple play.
Posted by Fnarf on August 15, 2012 at 4:49 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 5
You can get Triple Play from Xfinity.

It's not perfect like Felix, tho.

Felix ftw! Mars Curiosity for the Hyper Bowl!
Posted by Will in Seattle on August 15, 2012 at 4:57 PM · Report this
Not sure who the "We" in his tweet refers to. Who are they and why did they need that? Sports kinks?

A perfect game is only amazing because it means that the M's won.
Posted by dirge on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM · Report this

Maybe if he had thrown his glove with the ball in it, and then the glove ejected a parachute, and the ball continued on, fired a retro rocket, fell vertically down in front of the batter, then split in two and half of it shot up into the stands, and the other ended up landing on home plate, causing the world's first combination foul-strike-tag out.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on August 15, 2012 at 7:01 PM · Report this
Purocuyu 8
Did anybody notice that the U.S. Mens soccer team just beat Mexico for the first time (on Mexican turf) in 25 games??
Posted by Purocuyu on August 15, 2012 at 7:15 PM · Report this
@4: As I'm sure you know, the unassisted triple play is rare due to its flukiness. While fun, the feat cannot be compared to a pitcher throwing a perfect game. Just as rare as the unassisted triple play is the four homer game, a feat rarer than a perfect game, and therefore more impressive.
Posted by DOUG. on August 15, 2012 at 7:36 PM · Report this
@7 bravo. @8 that was sick and wrong. Mexico made us look like US teams of old for the entire game. Even the US goal was kind of sloppy. But, USA! USA!
Posted by David from Chicago on August 15, 2012 at 8:31 PM · Report this

No, because no one gives a shit about soccer
Posted by Reader01 on August 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM · Report this
balderdash 12
If he had pitched a perfect game on a field 55 million km wide, THEN I'd maybe be almost as impressed as by the Curiosity landing.

Posted by balderdash on August 15, 2012 at 9:43 PM · Report this
delirian 13
How exciting. It really puts spaceflight and the discovery of the Higgs boson into perspective. Jocks around the country must be punching nerds in celebration.
Posted by delirian on August 15, 2012 at 9:47 PM · Report this
NaFun 14
Paul Balcerak is a twat, apparently.
Posted by NaFun on August 15, 2012 at 11:45 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 15
Not surprised Slog is more impressed with a jock as opposed to anything having to do with science. I mean look how many commentators buy into the idea that college is a bad investment and waste of time?
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on August 16, 2012 at 4:34 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 16
@ 15, check the poll again. Read the question carefully.
Posted by Matt from Denver on August 16, 2012 at 6:05 AM · Report this

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