Braden gets calls from Obama and a special guest
Okay, I know Rays fans are probably getting sick of the Dallas Braden, the guy who threw the perfect game against the Rays on Sunday -- the 19th perfect game in major-league history. So I'll try to wrap up the Braden talk. But I can't before passing along that he got a congratulatory telephone call from President Obama. He wasn't surprised to get that call. He was, however, surprised to get a call from Mark Buehrle, the man who threw the 18th perfect game in MLB history, also against Tampa Bay. Neither man said, but you wonder if either made a crack about the Rays. Here's the story on Buehrle's call to Braden.