Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden celebrates after throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 9 in Oakland, Calif. Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history in a 4-0 victory over the Rays on Sunday. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Braden (51) is hugged by teammate Brandon Powell after throwing a perfect game on May 9. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Peggy Lindsey, Dallas Braden's grandmother, gives him a hug after the Oakland Athletics pitcher threw a perfect game on Mother's Day in Oakland, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Dallas Braden pitches in the third inning of the Oakland Athletics baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 9. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
The scoreboard in Oakland, Calif., shows the final outcome of the Athletics game against the Tampa Bay Rays where Oakland's pitcher Dallas Braden threw a perfect game. Dino Vournas/AP
Dallas Braden celebrates with teammates after his perfect game on May 9. Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Dallas Braden is congratulated by teammate Landon Powell after throwing a perfect game on May 9. Dino Vournas/AP
Following his perfect game, Dallas Braden speaks to the media on May 9. Dino Vournas/AP
Dallas Braden is seen here pitching during the third inning of the Oakland Athletics' baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 9. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Dallas Braden celebrates throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, May 9, in Oakland, Calif. Carlos Avila Gonzalez/AP
Many worry a new EU mission – which replaces a larger Italian effort patrolling for refugees traveling from North Africa to Europe – means more migrants will die. This year, more than 3,000 people have perished – five times as many as in 2013.
They are packed into the stinking holds of ramshackle boats. Water and food are scarce, and they are beaten by ruthless smugglers if they dare to try to reach the deck for a lungful of air. The more truculent have at times simply been thrown overboard.