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You treat your catcher nicely in the 209

Feb 17, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

Dallas Braden throwing

We all had a lot of fun with Dallas Braden last year, what with the “get off my mound” stuff and the “we don’t do much talkin’ in the 209” stuff.  But one thing they do do in the 209, apparently, is reward the guy who caught your perfect game.  Specifically, by sending him and his wife to the 808:

Dallas Braden knows how to show appreciation.

The left-hander sent teammate Landon Powell and Powell’s wife, Allyson, on an all-expenses-paid vacation to Maui in January — a gesture of thanks for Powell catching Braden’s perfect game last May.

Braden told Powell the present was coming during the A’s final road trip last season. He put up the couple at the Four Seasons.

Pretty classy stuff from a guy some of accused of being a bit less than classy last year.  Good show, Mr. Braden.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Feb 17, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    I wish my name was Dallas.

    • Utley's Hair - Feb 17, 2011 at 12:38 PM

      You don’t look like a Dallas.

      • Utley's Hair - Feb 17, 2011 at 12:46 PM

        You look more like a Mrs. Smith.

  2. yankeesfanlen - Feb 17, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    ARod says “HA”, maybe short for Aloha.

  3. aburns77 - Feb 17, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Braden the Magnanimous, who would’ve thought.

  4. pisano - Feb 17, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    I hope we don’t hear about this low life(Braden) all summer. The 209 should all be in one big trailer park.

    • madhatternalice - Feb 17, 2011 at 1:51 PM


    • phukyouk - Feb 17, 2011 at 2:25 PM

      listen… A-rods a douchebag.. you cannot argue that fact. Braden overreacted again.. cannot be argued. but who the hell cares? its all a publicity stunt anyway.

  5. phukyouk - Feb 17, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    in other news Armando Galaragga sent Jim Joyce on an all expense paid trip to the 209…..

  6. cur68 - Feb 17, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Dallas Braden AKA; that’s how we do THAT! and AKA; Suck it Rodriguez

  7. jonirocit - Feb 18, 2011 at 8:08 AM

    The 209 is hardcore !! I mean we are rated in the top 5 as most miserable places to live in the us ? At least we have the giants and the title !!! Scoreboard !

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