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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.
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Detroit can never get a break. Ever. (sniff)
horrible call. not even close. what a crock.
whew that was close. I’d hate to get one of these every week.
Baseball needs replay. This guy just ensured the extinction of the umpire.
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.
Aw, too bad so sad. I hate whining.
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.
That really sucks. Galarraga showed some real class. I’m watching to hear what Leyland has to say.
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.
Leyland is saying “Jimmy is a good umpire but he’s wrong and that’s the way it goes.”
Really horrible umpiring!
Here's a video:
Out by a full step.
Where’s the video?
I saw it when ESPN showed it live. Too bad.
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.
One of the worst calls in baseball history.
shame, it wasn’t even close, had him by a foot (12”)
Amazing two perfect games in a week or two. But now I guess there's just one. Absolutely disgusting. It wasn't even close.
C’mon, Bud. You need to overturn this.
Out by a mile! Thanks for the video link.
So you didn’t get your way, now you want to change it after the fact. Sounds like a whining lib.
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.
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.
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.
How life imitates baseball... or vice versa.
MLB needs to step in and award that young man his perfect game. The feat is incredible and he was royally ripped off.
Screw it, I’m blaming ACORN.
There are people saying on youtube that they are going to kill him.
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...
Kind of like the real all-time HR king is Aaron and Maris is the single season HR leader.
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.
It has nothing to do with me, buttmunch. It’s the right thing to do. Maybe you aren’t familiar with that concept.
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.
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!!!)
First pitcher to record 28 outs in nine innings.
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...
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.
If you haven’t yet noticed, you seem to be doing more whining than anyone else. Ironic, isn’t it?
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?
It’s been removed but I did see on another website that someone had his obit on wikipedia.
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.
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.
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.
I can’t blame them for whining.
And I hate the Tigers.
Boy it’s sure the year of the pitcher huh.