Programming note: Watch the re-air of Dallas Braden's perfect game Tuesday, March 24 at 8 p.m. PT on NBC Sports California
If you ask him about his perfect game, Dallas Braden might not use the word "perfect" to describe it leading up to it. He didn’t have a typical “every fifth day” routine a starter would have prior to May 9, 2010. He had a late-night/early morning before the A's would face the Rays.
"For me, the day leading up to the start date, was always a very important one, but in this instance, I essentially took everything that I had been disciplining myself during the entirety of my career, and threw that out the window," Braden told NBC Sports California on Monday.