Matt Cain Lists Top 10 Things He Wants to Achieve After His Perfect Game Tonight on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman"

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June 18th, 2012

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(Click Here to Watch a Preview of Cain's Top Ten List on Tonight's LATE SHOW)



San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, who threw the first perfect game in Giants franchise history last Wednesday, presents the “Top Ten Things I Want to Achieve Now That I’ve Thrown a Perfect Game” on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Monday, June 18.  Cain presents the Top Ten List via satellite from Angel Stadium of Anaheim, where he and the Giants will face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Monday night.


Among the items Cain presents include number 4:  “Pitch an inning without my pants”; number 3:  “Appear on Jay Leno’s ‘Ten at Ten’”; number 3:  “Throw a hole-in-one.”  Cain’s entire Top Ten List can be seen on the LATE SHOW tonight (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


On Wednesday, June 13, Cain struck out a career-high 14 batters in the Giants’ 10-0 win over the Astros, notching the Giants’ first-ever perfect game, the second perfect game in the majors this season (pitched by Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber, who also presented the LATE SHOW Top Ten on April 23) and the 22nd in Major League Baseball history.  Cain’s 14 strikeouts also tied Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax’s 1965 record for most strikeouts in a perfect game.


Also visiting the LATE SHOW tonight are actor and comedian Denis Leary, actress Olivia Wilde and musical guests The Pierces.


The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated.  Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.


RATING: TV-PG (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

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  • Ralph Hahn

    Looks like the “Letterman” writers were ‘particularly’ lame writing this Top 10 List for Cain. Maybe they weren’t ‘able’? lol

    Seriously, I checked on ol’ Dave Friday Night. I had been criticising him for being pro-Obama, anti-Republican, everytime, every night. Nothing’s changed. I swear to you it seems that the whole monologue, Top Ten, and 1/3 of the show went to slamming George W. Bush again. And, Romney. And, no, this was not a repeat of a 2008 show. It was June, 2012.

    I guess Dave gets e-mailed the Democrat talking points first thing every morning. We know that Letterman is in tank for O, but now he doesn’t even bother to disguise his contempt for Republicans and those of us who do NOT want to live in Obama’s Socialist nation.

    As once one of Letterman’s biggest fans, I’m sorry that this lame, old guy who chases, then promotes, his interns around his desk, STILL can’t be happy with his own life so he’s brown-nosing the President.

    I got (one of many) big laugh out of recent guest Don Rickles. Back in the old days of show biz, including TV, if a comedian is funny, you laugh at his/her jokes and applaud at the end. Well, Dave doesn’t seem to be getting that many laughs. All the audience does is applaud after every joke.

    Being in “The Ed Sullivan Theater” for one of his early shows on CBS, I was asked to move over one seat just before the show started and they put this hyena-guy next to me. There was a microphone located just above the seat, and every time Dave would try to be funny, this guy next to me applauded and laughed like a trained monkey. The NBC-Dave was great, always innovating. The CBS-Dave now is not just content to keep ‘phoning it in.”
    Now, he still leads show business’ thrill of STILL blaming everything on Bush even though Obama has barely kept a single promise he made before he was elected. And, Romney is ‘out of touch’? C’mon!

  • Ralph Hahn

    P.S. I skipped a line. When I referenced Don Rickles, I failed to mention that he admonished the audience for applauding after every joke.

  • don rickles

    Of course, it would take a republican to come and post something about dave being pro-obama when we are taking time out to acknowledge the 22nd perfect game in the history of MLB. Repulicans are jokes how about that!

  • Brad

    Ralph Hahn. I am totally with you about everything! Thanks for writing that. Very interesting about adding a human laughing machine into the audience.

  • Patrick

    I agree with you Ralph. I am a big SF Giant baseball fan, and would have liked to see Matt Cain however, I refuse to watch lettermann due to his constant unfair criticism of anyone who is not a liberial and would dare question or disagree with the Presidents policies.

  • Al Davis (doesn’t own the Raiders)

    It seems very strange that Letterman will purposely work to alienate 50% or more of his audience … he could own the late night ratings if he wasn’t so leftest leaning and was a bit more balanced.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Jay Leno isn’t the funniest nor is he best talk show host on television. However, Jay, like the late-great-Johnny Carson, is an equal opportunity offender. And, that’s the way you have to be to maintain your viewer base.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @don rickles. I try not to answer stupid posts, but every now and then, I’m forced to say to people who say stupid things like “Republicans are jokes” by answering them with “Don’t be such a douche.”

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