Philip Humber Is One Of Those Surprises And Other MLBullets

Starting pitcher Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox is doused with water by a teammate after throwing a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. This was the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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  • The big news over the weekend was Philip Humber's perfect game for the White Sox against the Mariners. A 29-year-old journeyman with his fifth team, the White Sox picked up Humber off waivers from the A's before the 2011 season. They made him a starter, and he found success. Even after a solid 2011, I doubt anyone expected him to be the kind of pitcher twirling perfect games. It's a reminder that, no matter how a team or a player looks on paper, this game can still surprise you. If only one of those nice, huge surprises would happen for the Cubs...

Brett Taylor is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and a Contributor here at Bleed Cubbie Blue.

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