Thursday July 2nd, 2015

Every starting pitcher might dream of throwing a perfect game, but David Price has found a way to aim for perfection even on non-start days thanks to a game called "Perfect Sit."

The 2011 Cy Young award winner told The Jim Rome Show on Wednesday about the game, which he learned from teammate Nick Castellanos.

"You're not allowed to get up, there's no bathroom break, you can't get up to go get some water, some Gatorade, sunflower seeds. You have to have helpers in the dugout with you. You're obviously doing the Perfect Sit for the team, so you can get a guy to run up to the clubhouse and get you a snack or get you some water, whatever it is."

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Price added that the team is currently 2-1 when he completes a Perfect Sit, adding that he did get a break when the team played the Yankees, as he stood for "God Bless America." 

While the sit may seem like a solitary activity, Price said he is allowed to talk with his teammates, and Anibal Sanchez even did some clubhouse carpentry to help the cause.

"Anibal Sanchez, he made me a really cool cupholder in whenever I did the Perfect Sit in Cleveland. It was a great invention. He used tongue depressors, taped them together and cut off the top of that Gatorade cup. Then I could put my cup inside of the Gatorade cup, and he taped all that to the bench right beside me, so I had a cup holder. Very innovative."​

[Detroit Free Press]

Brendan Maloy

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