Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Galarraga loses perfect game with 2 outs in 9th
Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2010 | LARRY LAGE

Posted on 06/02/2010 6:11:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

DETROIT (AP) -- Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers lost his bid for a perfect game Wednesday night with two outs in the ninth inning on a disputed call at first base. Replays appeared to show Cleveland hitter Jason Donald was out.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland immediately argued the call with first base umpire Jim Joyce, and was joined by several Detroit players who surrounded the ump after the Tigers beat the Indians 3-0.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: armandogalarraga; baseball; foulball; michigan
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-145 next last

1 posted on 06/02/2010 6:11:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Detroit can never get a break. Ever. (sniff)


2 posted on 06/02/2010 6:14:14 PM PDT by LiberConservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LiberConservative

horrible call. not even close. what a crock.


3 posted on 06/02/2010 6:14:52 PM PDT by bobby.223
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

whew that was close. I’d hate to get one of these every week.


4 posted on 06/02/2010 6:15:08 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (If you believe in manmade global warming, you lack the gift of reason.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bobby.223

Baseball needs replay. This guy just ensured the extinction of the umpire.


5 posted on 06/02/2010 6:15:53 PM PDT by FlJoePa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

The batter was clearly out! I am not a Detroit fan, but Galarraga deserved his Perfecto! These umpires stink and are arrogant! Maybe this will lead to a much needed instant replay process to get these calls correct.


6 posted on 06/02/2010 6:16:44 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AbeKrieger

close!!!! huh??


7 posted on 06/02/2010 6:16:57 PM PDT by bobby.223
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Aw, too bad so sad. I hate whining.


8 posted on 06/02/2010 6:17:43 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bobby.223

whats worst is there’s never been three perfect games in a season...we’ve had two so far this year....your right it was a s*** call, was out by a mile....this is going to be sports page headlines tomorrow....UMP has now become the story.


9 posted on 06/02/2010 6:17:58 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

That really sucks. Galarraga showed some real class. I’m watching to hear what Leyland has to say.


10 posted on 06/02/2010 6:19:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Doogle

in the ‘good old days’ the ‘arbitrators’ did a heck of a job remaining out of things as best as possible. now, along with the rest of society evidently, they want the limelight, look at me etc. the arrogant assholes. replay from here on in damn it.


11 posted on 06/02/2010 6:21:45 PM PDT by bobby.223
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Doogle

Leyland is saying “Jimmy is a good umpire but he’s wrong and that’s the way it goes.”


12 posted on 06/02/2010 6:24:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Really horrible umpiring!


13 posted on 06/02/2010 6:24:29 PM PDT by devere
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: darkangel82
If you were that kid who pitched his balls off for 9 innings, you'd probably feel differently. He (to his credit) handled it like a true professional.

Here's a video:

video of perfect game stolen by umpire

14 posted on 06/02/2010 6:24:31 PM PDT by FlJoePa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Out by a full step.


15 posted on 06/02/2010 6:26:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Where’s the video?


16 posted on 06/02/2010 6:26:27 PM PDT by StonyMan451
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

I saw it when ESPN showed it live. Too bad.


17 posted on 06/02/2010 6:26:49 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

I still am PO’d at Don Deckinger for blowing the call at first base and letting Kansas City beat St. Louis in Game 6 of the 85 World Series. The same as every Cardinal fan in the world.


18 posted on 06/02/2010 6:27:43 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

One of the worst calls in baseball history.


19 posted on 06/02/2010 6:28:17 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

shame, it wasn’t even close, had him by a foot (12”)


20 posted on 06/02/2010 6:28:40 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa
That should be this umpire's last game in any league.

Amazing two perfect games in a week or two. But now I guess there's just one. Absolutely disgusting. It wasn't even close.

ML/NJ

21 posted on 06/02/2010 6:29:16 PM PDT by ml/nj
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

C’mon, Bud. You need to overturn this.


22 posted on 06/02/2010 6:30:13 PM PDT by brewcrew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Out by a mile! Thanks for the video link.


23 posted on 06/02/2010 6:30:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: All

24 posted on 06/02/2010 6:31:13 PM PDT by FlJoePa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: brewcrew

So you didn’t get your way, now you want to change it after the fact. Sounds like a whining lib.


25 posted on 06/02/2010 6:31:47 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

I was watching the game tonight as a lonely Tribe fan and desparately wanted to see the perfect game broken up but not in this way. The only explanation that the umpire might have is that he thought that the pitcher was bobbling the ball. He can never umpire in Detroit again.


26 posted on 06/02/2010 6:32:04 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

The home plate ump should have seen it and over ruled the call. He may have made a mistake also on such an obviously bad call.


27 posted on 06/02/2010 6:32:09 PM PDT by rsobin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: brewcrew

They can’t overturn it but everyone who pays attention to baseball will know it was a perfect game despite a crappy call by an ump.


28 posted on 06/02/2010 6:33:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

How life imitates baseball... or vice versa.


29 posted on 06/02/2010 6:33:04 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (http://www.arizona-coffee.com/coffee-roasters-arizona)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

MLB needs to step in and award that young man his perfect game. The feat is incredible and he was royally ripped off.


30 posted on 06/02/2010 6:33:09 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: La Enchiladita

Screw it, I’m blaming ACORN.


31 posted on 06/02/2010 6:34:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa
Hope the umpire has a good security system.

There are people saying on youtube that they are going to kill him.

32 posted on 06/02/2010 6:34:18 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

the catch that was made in the outfield earlier was terrific....I’m watching the Yanks beat up on the Oreo’s, but they broke away from this game to cover the blown call...


33 posted on 06/02/2010 6:34:45 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Kind of like the real all-time HR king is Aaron and Maris is the single season HR leader.


34 posted on 06/02/2010 6:34:49 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Bud Selig should do the right thing, award the perfect game and not add an asterisk either, except to say this patcher was forced to get 28 outs to make 27 count.


35 posted on 06/02/2010 6:35:35 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (If you believe in manmade global warming, you lack the gift of reason.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: darkangel82

It has nothing to do with me, buttmunch. It’s the right thing to do. Maybe you aren’t familiar with that concept.


36 posted on 06/02/2010 6:35:36 PM PDT by brewcrew
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa
He (to his credit) handled it like a true professional."

I watched it live, and that's what stuck out to me. I feel bad for Galarraga, but I almost feel worse for the ump. He's had many good years in MLB, and he'll be living with this forever now.

37 posted on 06/02/2010 6:35:39 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Man is not free unless government is limited.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: brewcrew

Whatever.


38 posted on 06/02/2010 6:36:25 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Lawgvr1955

And I’m a Royals fan, and I know that game 6th call was bad. But at least the Cards had a chance to come back in game 7 and they blew it.

BTW, I spent the last four years living in St. Louis, and attended several Cards games at the old Busch stadium, and the new one. I root for them now. But then, look where the Royals are.

(You have to look lower than that!!!)


39 posted on 06/02/2010 6:36:49 PM PDT by unbiasedtruth
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

First pitcher to record 28 outs in nine innings.


40 posted on 06/02/2010 6:37:02 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: bobby.223

Agreed... he didn’t lose it, it was taken... too bad. But hey, I’m just glad we got a win after a several game skid...


41 posted on 06/02/2010 6:37:26 PM PDT by WrightOnTarget
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: AbeKrieger

You think Selig really cares about a perfect game and the record books? He was the ringleader for steroid use when Bonds, McGuire, et al, were breaking HR records.


42 posted on 06/02/2010 6:37:33 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: darkangel82

If you haven’t yet noticed, you seem to be doing more whining than anyone else. Ironic, isn’t it?


43 posted on 06/02/2010 6:37:34 PM PDT by FlJoePa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
They charged the ump after the game when the umps were leaving the field. Leyland stepped in and gave all the heat, while the players pulled each other away.

When you see the replay, notice the players don't charge the ump to yell and argue. The call was so bad they looked stunned. The second baseman just starts laughing. It was so bad, what can you do?

44 posted on 06/02/2010 6:37:50 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: mware

It’s been removed but I did see on another website that someone had his obit on wikipedia.


45 posted on 06/02/2010 6:37:59 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY


46 posted on 06/02/2010 6:38:43 PM PDT by hole_n_one
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mich Patriot
“He's had many good years in MLB, and he'll be living with this forever now.”

As well he should. MLB umps make $300k or more a year. The play wasn't even close. He either wasn't paying attention or was out of position.

47 posted on 06/02/2010 6:38:46 PM PDT by bwc2221
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Carley

Not even close. In the history of the game many missed calls that could have been outs. Meaning if the pitcher pitched 9 innings there were “28” outs.


48 posted on 06/02/2010 6:39:33 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

An open letter to the President of the American League and the Comissioner of Baseball:

I have loved baseball my entire, rather long life.

The League President and the Commissioner, for the integrity of the game, have a duty and responsibility to reverse the call. Fix it. Get it right.

It is sufficiently clear. Statistics regarding the 28th batter can be reversed out.

A concept such as “we don’t change calls after the fact” holds no water in these rather unique circumstances. Fix it. Get it right.

There is the concept of a protested game, when the actual outcome of a game can be reversed after the fact. By the League President.

There is the concpt of “thrown games,” when the Comissioner can do as he sees fit to fix things, to get them right.

That is what leadership is about. To do otherwise is simply pigheaded stubborness. Do not hide behind the skirts of the law.

Put an asterisk in the Rulebook under your unilateral authority for the integrity of the game: Replay can be used when the call for the 27th out of a Perfect Game is in dispute.

Gentlemen, fix it. Get it right.

Thank you.


49 posted on 06/02/2010 6:40:04 PM PDT by Museum Twenty (Why do so many still support him? Because ignorance makes the heart grow fonder.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: darkangel82

I can’t blame them for whining.

And I hate the Tigers.

Boy it’s sure the year of the pitcher huh.


50 posted on 06/02/2010 6:41:07 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-145 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson