Former A’s Pitcher Dallas Braden Explained How He Altered Baseballs [VIDEO]
Despite a short five year career in the big leagues, Dallas Braden was the 19th pitcher in baseball history to throw a nine-inning perfect game. He did it on May 9th 2010 as a member of the Oakland A's pitching at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. Once a player makes history by tossing a perfect game, the rest of their career is a footnote. Braden retired from baseball a year and a half ago from shoulder injuries, and he has now made the successful transition to television broadcasting. Last night, he appeared as an analyst on ESPN's Baseball Tonight to discuss the recent suspensions that Major League Baseball handed out to Baltimore's Brian Matusz and Milwaukee's Will Smith for using a foreign substance while pitching. Braden had no problem going back to video from his playing days and demonstrated exactly to his Baseball Tonight crew how he would doctor the ball with pine tar without the umpires noticing.