Commemorate Braden's perfect game
Rewatch the game, get No. 51 jersey, frame a bat or photo
Dallas Braden became the 19th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game when he set down 27 straight Rays on an unforgettable Mother's Day. Here are some of the ways you can commemorate the achievement everyone is talking about:
The MLB.com 2010 Games of the Year page on iTunes is regularly updated with the games fans want to relive. It will be $1.99 to download Braden's perfecto and $23.88 to buy all episodes if you want to keep your own best-of-2010 library. Look for this one to show up there any time now.
Customize a No. 51 Authentic Jersey. You can expect to see a lot more of these Majestic Athletic jerseys around the Majors now, especially in the stands at Oakland Coliseum. Display yours in a Mounted Memories Athletics Black Framed Logo Jersey Case.
Many of the pink bats used in Sunday's games will appear in coming weeks at the MLB.com Auction. Keep an eye out especially for any pink bats that may have been used by players in Braden's perfecto, because in addition to the proceeds for those going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the bats also are historical artifacts now. Consider a display case to mount it on your wall.
You also can buy your own pink bat at the MLB.com Shop right now to commemorate the occasion, and $10 of the purchase will go to Komen.
Watch all 27 outs. That is just one of many MLB.com videos on the achievement. Watch the extended highlight of the last out (TV/Radio call), postgame interviews with Braden and with his grandmother Peggy, and MLB Network analysis from Joe Magrane.
Watch Kevin Kouzmanoff's catch. Every classic pitching gem typically has a dazzling defensive play behind it, and for Braden that was the A's third baseman going into his team's dugout to catch Carlos Pena's foul popup for the second out in the eighth inning.
Get a Rawlings official baseball with display cube -- and then head out to batting practice and see if you can get Braden to sign it.
Frame your ticket -- especially if you were among the first fans who got to enjoy Braden's debut of the 209 Ticket Special at the Coliseum. When Braden is the scheduled starting pitcher, you can get specially priced tickets in his official seating location, Section 209 -- a nod to those from his hometown of Stockton, Calif.
Get a Topps 2007 Factory Set. Order that from the MLB.com Shop and look for Braden's rookie card. Just became a lot more valuable.
Subscribe to MLB.TV Premium and enjoy the privilege of watching the game over and over with on-demand access to all 2010 MLB games. You can use the DVR functionality to rewind or fast-forward to great moments, including the last out and celebration.
Savor the stats. Sometimes the best way to appreciate a feat like this is to simply look again at the pitching lines. Check out Braden's game-by-game log, and watch how the numbers jump out at you. Same with MLB.com Gameday, which lets you relive the afternoon by going through any at-bats you wish and seeing how the matchups materialized.
In the MLB.com Photo Store, numerous prints are quickly available after the perfect game. Order an 8x10 for $9.99 or a 16x20 for $19.99, and then you can click See It Framed and view what the finished product would look like if you add the finishing. You also can build a Custom Photo Collage there.
With a Dallas Braden Personalized Pub Print, That's Me Sports lets fans enter any name up to 12 characters in the center of an 11-by-14-inch print, and then your name under the word "PROPRIETOR" beneath that. Or flip-flop the names. Either way, it's a nice framed print and a chance for you to show some love to Braden.
Want Braden's autograph? You can get it right now by being highest bidder on an A's team-signed Jackie Robinson Day jersey at the MLB.com Auction. Bidding closes next weekend, and Braden is one of the Oakland players who signed that No. 42 home jersey.