In all the to-do about Mark Buehle of the White Sox’s perfect game (assisted by Dewayne Wise’s amazing 9th-inning catch), I was amused by one detail. It’s apparently traditional for the pitcher of a perfect game to treat or honor his teammates in some way:
Buehrle is ordering special wine bottles for all of the White Sox, but [Dewayne] Wise and the catcher, Ramon Castro, will get something extra. Both will receive an original painting of their roles in the game, a work of art to commemorate the masterpiece Wise made possible.
Nice to see fine art painting playing a prominent role in this kind of story.
May I make one suggestion as to the painter — how about Juliana Hatfield?
I’d be curious to learn what painter gets this gig in the end.