Matt Cain’s Perfect Game
I want to give a big “Congratulations!” to San Francisco Giants’ pitcher, Matt Cain, who became just the 22nd player in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game last night. For those of you who aren’t baseball fans, a perfect game means he faced the minimum of 27 hitters (only 3 hitters every inning). He didn’t allow any hits, and he didn’t walk anyone. He was perfect. However, not only was he perfect, he was dominant. Cain struck out 14 hitters on the night, and completed arguably one of the best pitching performances of all time.
While this was Matt’s first no-hitter/perfect game, he has come close before. In fact, just this season he has thrown a 1-hitter and had another outing where he allowed only two hits. It’s as if we have all been waiting for last night to happen. Like it was just a matter of time.
The coolest part of it all? Matt has been an Egoscue client since last fall. I first met Matt, who is originally from Memphis, a few years ago through his agent. While having lunch with Matt and his agent one day I explained the benefits of Egoscue and what I thought it could do for his body, and subsequently, his career. Matt seemed to understand how the pieces of the puzzle fit together, but he was getting ready to report for Spring Training and didn’t want to start anything new at that moment.
Everything changed last fall. After the 2011 season, I got Matt hooked up with the Egoscue Phoenix Clinic and Clinic Director, John Cattermole. John and Matt began working together…and the rest is history. Or should I say, last night Matt made history. Matt is getting his body functional, and as a result, he’s throwing harder, has more control, and has greater command of his off-speed pitches. His body if finally in sync. It’s exciting to watch an athlete as everything comes together.
What happened last night couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Matt is, in all things, professional. Hats off to you, Matt, and congrats on making history.
If you’re an athlete, regardless of what sport you play, you owe it to yourself to check out Egoscue and what it can do for your career. Just ask Matt.