Dallas Braden puts his pants on just like you and I do. But afterwards, he challenges the most feared hitter in the American League to a fistfight, and a few weeks later, throws a perfect game against the best team in baseball.

That's what happened today against the Tampa Bay Rays, as Oakland's 26-year-old lefty needed only 109 pitches, 77 of which were strikes, to retire each of the 27 Rays' batters he faced.

It ...

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