Dallas Braden, Anti-Crime Crusader, Told Police "I'm A Multi-Millionaire …

A's pitcher Dallas Braden caused a scene at a public meeting last week, brandishing a baseball bat and yelling about the high crime and lax police response in his hometown of Stockton, Calif. He said his grandmother had been robbed, he had been assaulted in his car, and enough was enough—he's moving out of Stockton. » 10/01/12 5:20pm 10/01/12 5:20pm

A's Pitcher Dallas Braden Goes A Little Crazypants At A Community…

A public meeting was held in Stockton, Calif., last night in order to address the town's high crime rate. That's not something that would normally register on our radar, but when Dallas Braden decides to show up at that meeting with a baseball bat and berate the police chief until he gets himself kicked out, it's… » 9/27/12 1:33pm 9/27/12 1:33pm

In Dallas Braden's 209, People Get Tattoos That Read "209"

Area code fetishist Dallas Braden went home this weekend to Stockton — the 209 — where he and his perfecto were honored by the Athletics' high-A affiliate. The 209 responded with polite applause and another thousand mortgage defaults. [Minor League Baseball] » 5/24/10 2:15pm 5/24/10 2:15pm

40-Year-Old Video Exonerates A-Rod In Dumb Mound-Crossing Controversy

This is a screengrab from the 1971 World Series. And will you look at that? A batter runs across the mound, and somehow the world doesn't launch into a spasm of cock-waggling outrage over a breach of baseball's supposedly inviolable unwritten rules. » 5/22/10 4:30pm 5/22/10 4:30pm

Dallas Braden's Perfecto: A Musical Retrospective

Dallas Braden became the world's most notable mound-owning, finger-mustache-tattoo enthusiast on Sunday when he threw the 19th perfect game in MLB history. To celebrate, here are all 27 outs set to a song Braden undoubtedly likes. [Tune-age via The Misfits] » 5/10/10 4:35pm 5/10/10 4:35pm

Other Things They Do In The 209, Apparently: Throw Perfect Games…

Dallas Braden, last seen hereabouts mistaking Stockton, Calif., for Tombstone, just threw the 19th perfect game in MLB history, against the Rays. They don't do much hitting in the 727, do they? UPDATE: And now Braden's grandmother starts shit-talking A-Rod, too. » 5/09/10 6:50pm 5/09/10 6:50pm