It's been a good year for Matt Cain.
In the past, the bashful Giants pitcher has taken a backseat to fan favorites like media-loving Brian Wilson and lady-killer Tim Lincecum. But ever since Cain signed a $100 million contract with the Giants, and then doled out what was arguably the best pitching performance in the history of baseball…well…all of that's changed.
On Monday, David Letterman featured the pitcher as the host of his popular Top Ten segment on the Late Show, giving Cain a nationally televised moment in the spotlight. The theme of the night's Top Ten: things I want to achieve now that I've thrown a perfect game.
Cain appeared cool and collected via satellite from the Angels Stadium in Anaheim, joking with the TV host about his "yacker" (curve ball).
And while Cain may still never posses the PR prowess of Wilson, he managed to sneak in at least a few cocky jokes and charming smiles.
"Number ten," he read. "Throw a perfect game with my other arm. Number nine: convert the mound into an organic vegetable garden." Be still our San Francisco hearts.
Cain even took a few jabs at Letterman.
"Number three: appear on Jay Leno's Ten at Ten," he joked.
"I don't know what he's talking about," muttered Letterman.
And number one: "Win the contest to replace Regis Philbin."
Good luck, Matt.
Check out Cain's appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in the clip below: