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on: June 02, 2010, 09:41:58 pm
Okay, so this was brutal.  Tigers pitcher has a perfect game thru 8.2, and loses it on a terrible call at 1st base.


http://www.freep.com/article/20100602/SPORTS02/100602063/1321/Tigers-Galarraga-denied-perfect-game-on-blown-call


Umpires are clearly human, but this is up there with the blown call in the 1985 World Series by Don Denkinger.


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Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 09:47:00 pm
horrible call. no excuse for that one, it wasn't even that close!!!


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Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 10:30:02 pm
The only way you make that call is if you know 100% he was safe, anything close should've been an out.  You don't decide a perfect game like that.


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Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 11:41:11 pm
Worst call in the history of baseball.


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Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 01:35:01 am
No way in hell does this man deserve to have a job tomorrow morning.

f***ing shameful.

Edit: take that back.  After thinking about it... that's a bit harsh.

Send his ass back to A ball and let him work his way up again.  There are lots of guys in the minors that would love a chance... and they would get that call right.  Give one of them a shot.
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Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010, 04:11:10 am
It wasn't even a bang-bang play, either.  Watch Donald's (the runner) reaction.  He even knew he was out.
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Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010, 05:26:46 am
After having 18 perfect games in about 120 years, we almost had a 3rd in roughly a month.  Horrible call.
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Reply #7 on: June 03, 2010, 09:22:29 am
At least the umpire admitted it was a terrible call and apologized.  Wonder if they'll overturn the call and give the guy his perfect game?  Overturning the call wouldn't screw up the game as it was the last out. 


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Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 09:43:59 am
Anybody else think Gallaraga bobbled the ball????
 
Not excusing the call, b/c that wasn't cited as the reason, just saying.
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Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010, 10:39:40 am
Anybody else think Gallaraga bobbled the ball? ???
 
Not excusing the call, b/c that wasn't cited as the reason, just saying.

I thought that too (even though I thought he had it) and I was hoping the offical scorer noticed it becasuse he could rule it an error saving the No-No.. but no dice I guess.
 
This isn't quite as bad as Don Denkinger, but it is close


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Reply #10 on: June 03, 2010, 10:43:13 am
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Reply #11 on: June 03, 2010, 10:46:11 am
Anybody else think Gallaraga bobbled the ball? ???
 
Not excusing the call, b/c that wasn't cited as the reason, just saying.
  Yes. Give him an error and a no hitter. People who want to string up the ump by the gonads, consider this question. What if the runner were barely safe, and the ump called him out just to  preserve the perfect game? Would you be OK with that? Ump called what he saw, which considering the circumstances, took more courage than most people have. He knows he screwed up and admits it. What else do you want?  Even the pitcher says he isn't angry. Get over it.


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Reply #12 on: June 03, 2010, 10:46:56 am
From JoPo.. The best writing Niner out there (Sorry Utter, but the dude is one of, if no the best baseball writer there is)
 
 
http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/06/02/the-lesson-of-jim-joyce/#more-3517?eref=sihp
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Reply #13 on: June 03, 2010, 10:51:42 am
Ken Griffey Jr. retired.

I was going to post the same thing.


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Reply #14 on: June 03, 2010, 11:26:52 am
From JoPo.. The best writing Niner out there (Sorry Utter, but the dude is one of, if no the best baseball writer there is)
 
 
http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/06/02/the-lesson-of-jim-joyce/#more-3517?eref=sihp


good article.


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Reply #15 on: June 03, 2010, 12:07:53 pm
No way it was the worst call in the history of baseball.  Maybe the worst during the regular season.  Denkinger's call was even more obviously wrong, and cost the Cardinals the World Series in 1985.
 
This call didn't affect the outcome of a game, much less a season.


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Reply #16 on: June 03, 2010, 12:09:26 pm
No way it was the worst call in the history of baseball.  Maybe the worst during the regular season.  Denkinger's call was even more obviously wrong, and cost the Cardinals the World Series in 1985.
 
This call didn't affect the outcome of a game, much less a season.

Correct.  The ump missed the call, end of it.  He admitted it, classy move to go apologize.
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Reply #17 on: June 03, 2010, 12:46:26 pm
From JoPo.. The best writing Niner out there (Sorry Utter, but the dude is one of, if no the best baseball writer there is)
 
 
http://joeposnanski.si.com/2010/06/02/the-lesson-of-jim-joyce/#more-3517?eref=sihp
  Oh man. What a great article.


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Reply #18 on: June 03, 2010, 01:02:44 pm
Selig is still mulling over whether or not to overrule the blown call. I say he needs to overrule the call because it would satisfy ALL parties and quite frankly is justice.
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Reply #19 on: June 03, 2010, 01:14:05 pm
Selig is still mulling over whether or not to overrule the blown call. I say he needs to overrule the call because it would satisfy ALL parties and quite frankly is justice.
  True. Baseball doesn't allow the use of replays for that type of call, but this is a once-in-a- lifetime situation. Very tough decision.


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Reply #20 on: June 03, 2010, 03:18:11 pm
The call will not be overturned. Just announced


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Reply #21 on: June 03, 2010, 04:20:14 pm
The call will not be overturned. Just announced

Sucks. 


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Reply #22 on: June 03, 2010, 04:39:21 pm
I really disagree with Bud Selig's decision on this. I understand he doesn't want to undermine the "human error" aspect to umpiring, but this was blatant and easy to see.

However, the Tigers did not ask for it to be reversed, so you can't really blame Selig for not reversing the call.
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Reply #23 on: June 03, 2010, 09:05:00 pm
I really disagree with Bud Selig's decision on this. I understand he doesn't want to undermine the "human error" aspect to umpiring, but this was blatant and easy to see.

However, the Tigers did not ask for it to be reversed, so you can't really blame Selig for not reversing the call.

i don't see how Selig could overturn this. it would result into a "slippery slope" in which it opens up different interpretations as to which is a critical play in a game. obviously this is historic but who is to say that a perfect game is more inportant than a game clinching a playoff bearth or whatever. difficult decision to make but i think bud made the correct call.


 

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