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When have you ever seen perfection?

Asked by Rarebear (25144points) May 9th, 2010

Dallas Braden just pitched a perfect game. It was a beautiful thing to watch.

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chels's avatar

Perfection is next to me every morning when I wake up.

dpworkin's avatar

In a larger sense, how would one know? And was Braden’s no-no more perfect than Don Larsen’s?

perspicacious's avatar

A flower or rainbow comes to mind.

marinelife's avatar

In nature, I see perfection all the time. My dog looks perfect to me. His markings, his movement, everything about him.

janbb's avatar

I have felt perfection when holding a newborn.

Rarebear's avatar

@dpworkin Welcome back! I wasn’t around to see Don Larsen’s perfect game, but I did see this one! And I almost actually went to the game (damn!)

lillycoyote's avatar

I saw a perfect normal distribution form at the toll booth on the way to the shore once. It was summer so all 5 sound lanes were open and the the longest line was in the middle lane, then the they fell off, perfectly towards the tails of the curve, then some guy bolted from one of the middle lanes to the lane farthest to the right and ruined everything. :)

filmfann's avatar

That Braden pitched this gem against the red-hot Rays, and in his first outing since A-Rod’s thumbing his nose at Braden, makes this perfecter.

janbb's avatar

Is there such a thing as “perfecter”?

filmfann's avatar

I was laughing when I wrote that.

Rarebear's avatar

@filmfann Yeah, A-rod was an idiot. He said he didn’t want to extend Braden’s 15 minutes of fame. Well, stick it A-rod!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

His body, my kids.

cockswain's avatar

I guess a hole in one in golf, or a roll out kill shot in racquetball would qualify.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Sandra’s love for me and her our children.

shego's avatar

My boyfriend who loves me, because I am me, so therefore perfect in his eyes, as he is perfect in my eyes.

Rarebear's avatar

Yeah yeah yeah. Everybody loves someone and their kids are perfect. But this was a PERFECT GAME!!!! Only the 19th in history!!!

dpworkin's avatar

:::sigh::: I love baseball. Perhaps perfection is listening to a baseball game from far out of town on an AM radio, because of ionospheric skip, fading in and out.

Rarebear's avatar

@dpworkin You and I are of one mind—we need to meet sometime over a beer. One of my favorite things to do is listen to baseball on the radio. Sometimes I’ll turn the TV off just to listen to it, in fact I considered doing exactly that when I was watching the perfect game today.

dpworkin's avatar

I, uh, no longer drink beer, or any other alcoholic beverage, but I’m fine with an RC and a Moonpie.

Rarebear's avatar

@dpworkin Sorry. Figure of speech. I like RC cola also.

Tenpinmaster's avatar

I think perfection is in the eye of the beholder. My girlfriend has to be the most perfect person I have ever seen. The relationship that we have meets the definition of perfection in my eyes. Her body, her mind, her pure essence is as perfect and angelic as anything in thid world or that could exist in heaven.

Sophief's avatar

@chels I was going to put that! Can we share?

Sophief's avatar

@chels Share the answer?

partyparty's avatar

My daughter… intelligent, good looking, tall (5’ 9”) and a fabulous personality

ratboy's avatar

It stares at me from the mirror.

chels's avatar

@Sophief Ha! I suppose we can share :) (the answer that is!)

Rarebear's avatar

BASEBALL people! Baseball!

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

The BEST BASEBALL game in the world is more dull than an decent HOCKEY game. (except for those people that need technical effects to follow the puck ~)

I recognize there are regional and national differences in sports preferences!

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

When hockey was first introduced into non-traditional markets for the sport, the networks experimented with a blue tail to help viewers to follow where the puck moved about the ice.

Rarebear's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence Hockey is cool, but baseball is life. I remember that blue tail. Hated it. Go Sharks! BTW

lillycoyote's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence It’s just one of those things… hockey and baseball are two entirely different games, though I do have more trouble following a hockey game on television, that puck is awful tiny and moves much faster than a baseball. But, they are different games, a matter of personal preference, maybe not to be compared. Like fishing for bass v.s. fishing for tuna… two entirely different enterprises, each with their own challenges and their own rewards.

dpworkin's avatar

Baseball is bucolic, agrarian, Victorian, and not a slave to a clock. Also, the person scores, not the object. It is wonderfully subject to metric and statistical analysis, can be replicated/reconstructed mentally from a box score, requires subtle and arcane strategies which take managers many years to acquire, and it will nearly always break your heart. It has a rule that reads like a poem, called the Infield Fly Rule. It also has one very bad rule called the Designated Hitter Rule, may it rot in hell.

Rarebear's avatar

@dpworkin I wish I could give more than 1 GA. Best answer ever.

dpworkin's avatar

oh, you just agree with me.

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