Chris Haft of MLB.com said it well: Matt Cain's right arm, a bit of luck and a remarkable diving catch by Gregor Blanco in the seventh inning were elements in the first perfect game in the San Francisco Giants' 130-year history.
There is a slim connection between the Giants' first and the East Bay.
Patch editor Kari Hulac, whose husband, a sports editor, attended the game, said the last out was made by Jason Castro of Castro Valley.
Not only that but the umpire, who hails from Cal State East Bay, is the only ump in Major League history to work two perfect games.
But she didn't know his name or the other game. Do you know?
Did you see the game? What do you think?