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Gaylord Perry and Bud Selig's comedy routine

Mar 15, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

Bud Selig was at Giants’ camp over the weekend:

Just as Selig prepared to leave, Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, in town
for a series of Giants functions, ambled into the room. Greeting Selig,
the 71-year-old Perry jokingly said, “I want the rules changed so I can
make a comeback!”

Playfully rubbing Perry’s shoulder and cap — areas where the 314-game
winner may have concealed greasy kid stuff to throw his notorious
spitball — Selig responded, “What rules need to be changed?”

Said Perry, “I think you know!”

I think it’s great that the Commissioner and Perry can joke about cheating to gain a competitive advantage.  Maybe if Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds “ambled” and joked more they’d get into the Hall of Fame just like Perry did.

  1. Lucia - Apr 15, 2010 at 12:45 AM

    I think you all should let it go….Perry was a great pitcher, had amazing discipline, strength and tough competitive spirit. He also had great entertainment value and sense of humor. I know…I watched him pitch many times. Many times he pitched low-hit games and still lost because his team could not hit in the clutch. I was so pleased when he pitched his no-hitter. I was also at the ballpark when he hit his first home run the day of the Moon Landing. He continues to be very supportive of the game and his fans. They don’t make them like Gaylord Perry anymore

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