Dallas Braden is a former MLB pitcher. He pitched for the Oakland Athletics from 2007 through 2011. On May 9, 2010, Braden pitched a perfect game, the 19th in baseball history. The next season, shoulder problems were the first of a series of injuries that forced him to retire in 2014 after not throwing a pitch for two and a half seasons. After retiring, Braden joined ESPN as a Baseball Tonight analyst and, the next season, moved into the broadcast booth as a color analyst on games. On July 14, 2017, Braden debuted on NBC Sports California as a new field-level analyst for the A's broadcasts. Since then, he has substituted for Ray Fosse in the TV booth as a color commentator. In 2017, Braden started a podcast and Facebook Live show, "Starting 9", with co-host Jared Carrabis on Barstool Sports. He also hosts a radio show on Barstool's SiriusXM channel called Dialed In with Dallas Braden.