Chris Gilmore: Member of the MLB2K12 Perfect Game Club

By Bryan Lutz

Chris Gilmore, the world officially hates you. The Brevard Community College pitcher took home the $1 million prize for throwing the first perfect game in MLB2K12. Not only did he receive a million bucks for accomplishing something completely random, but he got his picture taken with Kate Upton as well, a prize that might be worth over a million dollars in itself.

Chris Gilmore credits some of his success because he is a pitcher.  He had this to say about the whole ordeal.

“It makes it a little easier. I can think like a pitcher and throw pitches in different locations and change speeds and such. You can use the pitching [wisdom] for hitting, as well. As a hitter, it helps you to read the pitcher and pick up on what he might be thinking about throwing on what counts.”

Oh Chris, you silly chap. Being a pitcher has very little to do with something completely random like throwing a perfect game in a video game. That’s like a mathematician saying he won the jackpot at a slot machine because he calculated the probability of the three 7s hitting. It’s completely luck, man! Chris Gilmore then went to the MLB Fan Cave to be apart of a tournament, in which he chose to be CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees. Normally, that wouldn’t be an issue, but Chris Gilmore is a Boston Red Sox fan.

Chris Gilmore is a side-arm, submarine type pitcher, stating that his coach says he throws like the late Dan Quisenberry. This further proves that I’m teaching my kid to a) be a kicker and b) throw submarine style. You will become a professional athlete for years if you master the craft.

As an avid MLB: The Show player (which is easily the better of the two games, by the way), I have never thrown a perfect game. It’s one of the few video game achievements I haven’t reached that bugs me to do this day. The closest I ever got was going 8 2/3 with John Danks against the New York Yankees, but Melky Cabrera smoked a 3-1 change-up into center field, making me numb in the process.

But congratulations to Chris Gilmore by accomplishing something we all wish we could, taking a picture with Kate Upton.

Bryan is a featured writer for Rant Sports. Although he concentrates mostly on the game of baseball, you can find him covering things all over the Rant Sports Network.

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