“He took a foul ball off his pitching hand, got down a bunt on the next pitch, and stayed in the game because he’s Matt Cain, a man who flosses his teeth with black mambas and shaves with an open flame…Have you noticed that I like typing Matt Cain? Matt Cain Matt Cain Matt Cain. Lincecum gets the press, Wilson gets the talk-show appearances, and Posey gets the endorsements and my letters written with what he’s right in hoping is red ink, but Matt Cain was the original hope — the first guy on a bad team to make the transition from prospect to fixture…Matt Cain is awesome, and we’re crazy lucky to have watched him pitch for as long as we have, and hopefully we’ll get to watch him for a lot longer.
Also: Matt Cain.”
- Grant Brisbee, McCovey Chronicles