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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

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To: darkangel82

Can’t admit when you’re wrong, eh? Go ahead - you’ll feel much better.


51 posted on 06/02/2010 6:41:24 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: bobby.223

It’s like Milt Pappas but with a hit rather than a walk.


52 posted on 06/02/2010 6:41:39 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Carley
When I checked it out there were three death threats posted on youtube.

I am serious this guy is going to need protection.

I am also willing to bet that Galarraga would be the first one to tell the fans to leave the guy alone.

53 posted on 06/02/2010 6:41:55 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

you gotta be kidding me?


54 posted on 06/02/2010 6:42:24 PM PDT by 38special (I mean come on.)
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To: Impy

It seems so. 2 perfecto’s in a short time.


55 posted on 06/02/2010 6:42:27 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: AbeKrieger
The commissioner will not intervene. It was a judgement call for the ump and no replay allowed. Can't change the deal after the fact.

I think in some twisted way the leagues want these now and then. Keeps the fans stirred up. They could eliminate 99% of these calls, but they don't. Many say they don't want to change the nature of the game (human error), but they have crossed the line with replays on foul balls down the line and out of the field.

56 posted on 06/02/2010 6:42:46 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: hole_n_one

57 posted on 06/02/2010 6:43:02 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (We will remember in November)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL. Bush’s fault.


58 posted on 06/02/2010 6:43:39 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: LiberConservative

I watched it live. Biggest travesty in sports I have ever witnessed.


59 posted on 06/02/2010 6:44:37 PM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: whence911

I know he won’t. But just damn, that was such a horrendous call, it’s offensive to the eye.


60 posted on 06/02/2010 6:44:43 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (If you believe in manmade global warming, you lack the gift of reason.)
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To: AbeKrieger
Think of it this way. Tragedy for the pitcher, but something for us all to talk about the rest of our lives. I can remember plays I saw as a kid and I'm 63. That's part of the game.

He and the umpire will be part of the legends of the game and the answer to trivia questions 15-20 years from now. Hell, I look for a beer commercial and a joint speaking tour.

61 posted on 06/02/2010 6:47:41 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: whence911
Bush’s fault.

The failure of the republicans to regulate umpires....
62 posted on 06/02/2010 6:47:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Impy

I was a fan of his in those days. Ump B.Froemming(?) missed those calls, period.


63 posted on 06/02/2010 6:48:35 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: whence911

This is about a perfect game.


64 posted on 06/02/2010 6:49:01 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m sure we can dig up something W did with the Rangers that caused this to happen. Probably was advised by Rowe to vote against instant replay. If Bush caused Gore’s divorce, he certainly can be behind this.


65 posted on 06/02/2010 6:49:07 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: darkangel82

Hey asshole, it’s a simple, clear-cut matter of right and wrong.


66 posted on 06/02/2010 6:50:09 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: Carley

I replied directly to the comment and my reply was accurate. Of course, it’s about a perfect game.


67 posted on 06/02/2010 6:50:57 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: Comparative Advantage

There’s a huge difference between “tainted” homers like those hit by McGwire, Sosa, and Bonds and a hit that obviously never should have been. The equivalent would be if Bonds’ last few homers actually only went to the warning track but were somehow called homers.


68 posted on 06/02/2010 6:51:41 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: flintsilver7

Watch your mouth, punk.


69 posted on 06/02/2010 6:51:56 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: whence911

FYI, ESPN says ump said “I blew the call” over and over in a post-game interview.


70 posted on 06/02/2010 6:52:20 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: bwc2221
Im not a professional umpire so I cant speak to where he should have been standing but from his vantage point it certainly didn't look like the view in the video.

I don't believe there has ever been a call reversed by the Commissioners office, but if there has and a precedent established than this call will be overruled.

71 posted on 06/02/2010 6:54:07 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: darkangel82

I’m a direct person. If you don’t like it, try looking in the mirror.


72 posted on 06/02/2010 6:54:30 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: whence911

Joice: “I just cost this kid a perfect game”


73 posted on 06/02/2010 6:56:03 PM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: Rome2000
His angle was good. It's a tough call because you have the throw coming from the second baseman and you're looking for a 90 degree angle on the throw. The runner though will run you over, so the ump will slide down the line and a little to the outside to let the runner go by. This guys was very close to the line as I recall.

It's usually not a tough call even when close, because you have two feet competing at the same small spot. As they've been saying, the umps get this one right 999 out of 1,000.

74 posted on 06/02/2010 6:57:32 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: whence911

That’s like saying the sky is blue. It was obvious to everybody else on the planet. Him saying he blew it means almost nothing. What he really needs to do is do his part and get the league to award Armando Galarraga the perfect game he and the Tigers earned.


75 posted on 06/02/2010 6:58:14 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Words fail me. There is no place for such idiocy in baseball. One out away from a perfect game, and you call him safe? Unfrigginbelievable. This umpire should be lined up against a wall and shot. And yes, I am series. (This is hugh!)


76 posted on 06/02/2010 6:59:25 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not quite as bad as Denkinger, but pretty clearly out. Ought to be reversed.


77 posted on 06/02/2010 7:00:07 PM PDT by Defiant (Obama hawking Special K-- www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rDJdHQspuI)
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To: Impy

I love my Tigers and I say “That’s baseball”. It sucks but Galarraga has bought himself a slot in baseball history and shown himself to be a classy guy.


78 posted on 06/02/2010 7:00:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: unbiasedtruth
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.

Hey, don't water down my anger with facts. I've managed to stay mad for all these years.

I'm sad the Royals organization has fallen on hard times over the years. KC was my favorite AL team going back to their Athletic years and Alvin Dark, etc.

79 posted on 06/02/2010 7:01:32 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a disgrace. The commissioner needs to step in asap and overturn that call for the good of the game.


80 posted on 06/02/2010 7:02:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: flintsilver7
The significance is that umps don't usually do that. They tell you in school, don't admit to the miss. But this was a veteran ump stepping up and admitting it.

The game has gone this long without changing the oputcome of a game on a judgement call. Can only do it on the awarded protest of a misinterpretation of the rules.

ESPNews covering the game extensively.

81 posted on 06/02/2010 7:02:11 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree. It’s not like the umpire wanted to miss the call. He probably feels pretty crappy right now.


82 posted on 06/02/2010 7:02:18 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Defiant

If there’s any justice in this world, Galarraga will be awarded his perfect game. Joyce has already admitted he blew the call. Jason Donald knew clearly that he was out, and if he has any class (I have no reason whatsoever to think he doesn’t) he too will do his part in turning his hit into the groundout it was.

There’s really no reason MLB can’t fix this. It’s actually an incredibly clear-cut situation - the outcome of the game is totally irrelevant as the next batter was retired.


83 posted on 06/02/2010 7:03:04 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: cripplecreek

He was on the phone with ESPN in the Reds-Cards game. He handled it better than the jerk who cussed me out here.


84 posted on 06/02/2010 7:03:13 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

An absolute travesty. A real bone headed call.


85 posted on 06/02/2010 7:03:40 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (America should take a mulligan on the 2008 presidential election.)
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To: Lancey Howard

He probably likes the controversy.


86 posted on 06/02/2010 7:03:46 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: whence911

If I read the schedule correctly, they’ll be there again tomorrow afternoon.


87 posted on 06/02/2010 7:05:39 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: flintsilver7

Can MLB also reverse the wrong safe call for Damon when he was clearly out in the 8th inning? That call cost the Indians 2 runs. The game should have still been 1-0 going into the 9th. Replay the whole 9th inning then.


88 posted on 06/02/2010 7:07:15 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hose Job! That ump has to be hating life about now. I hear they are hiring at 7-11.


89 posted on 06/02/2010 7:07:35 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: whence911

The outcome of the game isn’t in question here. The matter is quite simple. Joyce has admitted he was wrong, which is obvious to everybody. Cabrera, Galarraga, Donald, and whoever the Indians first base coach is all knew Donald was out. I am quite certain Donald would accept the 3-1 groundout in place of his “hit.” It’s a simple matter - change Donald’s single to a 3-1 groundout and remove Crowe’s last at-bat. (This is done all the time in postponed games that end before they are official.)

It’s a simple matter. The Tigers won anyway. Just fix the call and give Galarraga the perfect game he earned. You’re not even changing the final score, much less the outcome. Scorers change hits and errors all the time after the game. This is really not that big of a deal to do.


90 posted on 06/02/2010 7:07:39 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: darkangel82

Funny thing is that this will overshadow the other perfect games pitched in the last couple of weeks due to the controversey alone.


91 posted on 06/02/2010 7:07:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: whence911

on another note, just a fantastic highlight tribute to Ken Griffey Jr. on the tube just concluding now. my oh my.


92 posted on 06/02/2010 7:09:20 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: flintsilver7
You are being logical and I am describing the way the game is and the way it has been.

If the commissioner changes the way the game was played on the field, he'll burn in hell at the hands of millions of those who love the game the way it is. Nothing is more traditional than baseball.

93 posted on 06/02/2010 7:10:12 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: Lawgvr1955

Damn right!

I even flipped from the Cards game **gasp** to watch history and see some jerk ump blow the call!

As a Cards fan I’m pissed and can imagine how the Tigers and their fans feel.

The Tigers were my g-dad’s team and if I had a second team to root for it would be them - except when playing my Cards of course. ;-`)


94 posted on 06/02/2010 7:10:33 PM PDT by CARDINALRULES (Tough times never last -Tough people do. DK57 -- 6-22-02)
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To: cripplecreek

Weird they broke into coverage of the Flyers/Blackhawks Game to show the last out of the Phillies perfect game last week. Flyers and Blackhawks playing again tonight.


95 posted on 06/02/2010 7:10:35 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: hole_n_one

The view from the other side showed a bit of a bobble by the pitcher. Maybe that’s why he was called safe.


96 posted on 06/02/2010 7:11:33 PM PDT by GnL
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To: whence911

Perhaps I’m just a simple engineer, but if it’s broken then you should fix it.


97 posted on 06/02/2010 7:11:46 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: flintsilver7

very well stated flint. there is NO REASON mlb could not do as you suggest....other than the fact they ‘cover’ for their umps as bad as the state run media covers for muslim BOY hussein.


98 posted on 06/02/2010 7:12:06 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: GnL

There was no bobble.


99 posted on 06/02/2010 7:14:11 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: flintsilver7

So you’re proposing the game should be devoid of human error? You need to bring in the machines and good luck with that. It’s not engineering, it’s baseball.


100 posted on 06/02/2010 7:14:16 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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