Chicago, IL the home of two contenders...in the NL there's the north-siders, the cubs but today's story is in the AL the south-siders, the chi-sox.
The game's first action was in the bottom of the second where the south-siders jumped out to a 4-0 lead which made them think that first place is only seven innings away
The next action was in the fifth where the Sox put on one more run to take a 5-0 lead and no one really noticed what else was going on. Veteran Mark Buehrle had retired the first fifteen batters. Maybe?
As the innings went on more and more people began to notice the score board. At the end of seven i can tell you everyone noticed the 0 hits on the scoreboard...most of those people didn't realize there was also 0 BB
It was now the ninth inning, bottom of the order up for tampa and now it seemed like no one cared about first place anymore knowing detroit lost but they were focusing on baseball history
The first batter was Gabe Kapler and he met my catchphrase "K ya later!" as there was two outs until baseball immortality
The next batter may of made Ozzie Guillen a bonus on his contract as the defensive replacement made "the greatest catch i've ever seen in over 50 years" as said by a south-side broadcaster. It was a deep fly to center off the bat of rookie Michel Hernandez, Wise went back and made a leaping catch over the wall, juggled the ball while on the ground and made possible the best catch of the year as baseball immortality was one out away
Buehrle made quick work of the SS Jason Bartlett and the rest is courtesy of a Chicago broadcaster "ALEXI!! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!" the out recorded 6-3 and the game recorded perfect
This game was the 18th perfect game in MLB history and the 2nd in ChiSox history, the first dated back to before 1930.
The final score was TB 0 CHW 5 but everyone will just say that July 23rd 2009 was a perfect game for Mark Buehrle.