Make no mistake about it, Matt Cain's perfect game against the Astros was a great piece of work. It was the 22nd in major league baseball history and the second in which I have been part of the telecast. It just couldn't match the first one for several reasons.
My first perfect game telecast had the team I was working with win. Kenny Rogers of the Texas Rangers blanked the California Angels in 1994. I called all nine innings of the play-by-play for Home Sports Entertainment television.
Matt Cain threw his perfecto against the team I was working with when he beat the Astros. My personal role was less as the sideline commentator. This was Bill Brown's game to call
So while I have been a part of history twice I still have to go with the Rogers perfect game as my number one baseball highlight. That is in no way to denigrate what Cain did. He struck out 14 Astros. That equaled the most in a perfect game established by Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax more than 40 years ago. He was dominant....