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The first 28 out perfect game...

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Armando Galarraga got screwed by umpire Jim Joyce on what should have been the 27th consecutive out.

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Too long to watch

what happened?

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Too long to watch

what happened?

fast forward to just shy of 4 minutes for Donalds at bat

 

ground ball to 1st baseman and the pitcher covers and gets the ball and the bag by about a half step to step and guy is called safe.

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fast forward to just shy of 4 minutes for Donalds at bat

 

ground ball to 1st baseman and the pitcher covers and gets the ball and the bag by about a half step to step and guy is called safe.

 

For what should have been the last out of the game.

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For what should have been the last out of the game.

Actually, as the paper described it, it would have been the 2nd to the last out. Regardless, a real bummer.

 

Or is it? Everyone knows the guy pitched a perfect game. The umpire knows he pitched a perfect game. Baseball historians love these sorts of stories and this "nearly perfect" game will certainly get more run than the other two pitched this year. Especially considering that the Tigers still, technically, don't have one. So it is bound to come up. Every time a Detroit pitcher is closing in on one, "the one that got away" will be discussed and in far more detail than, "so and so is 6 outs away for the 1st Detroit perfect game since Gallaraga pitched one in 2010". And if someone does do it for Detroit, they'll also make a big deal about how it's really actually the 2nd one in team history, blah, blah.

 

So, this guy was not denied his spot in history. Quite the opposite. He was assured a place in history.

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Actually, as the paper described it, it would have been the 2nd to the last out. Regardless, a real bummer.

 

Or is it? Everyone knows the guy pitched a perfect game. The umpire knows he pitched a perfect game. Baseball historians love these sorts of stories and this "nearly perfect" game will certainly get more run than the other two pitched this year. Especially considering that the Tigers still, technically, don't have one. So it is bound to come up. Every time a Detroit pitcher is closing in on one, "the one that got away" will be discussed and in far more detail than, "so and so is 6 outs away for the 1st Detroit perfect game since Gallaraga pitched one in 2010". And if someone does do it for Detroit, they'll also make a big deal about how it's really actually the 2nd one in team history, blah, blah.

 

So, this guy was not denied his spot in history. Quite the opposite. He was assured a place in history.

no, it would have been the 3rd out...the very next batter grounded into the final out of the game.

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no, it would have been the 3rd out...the very next batter grounded into the final out of the game.

Of course, my bad. When I read the article, it said the next guy grounded out. Obviously that guy would have never been to the plate had the right call been made, but I failed to put two and two together. :wacko:

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Actually, as the paper described it, it would have been the 2nd to the last out. Regardless, a real bummer.

 

No. It would have been the last out of the game. There were two out already.

 

Gallaraga took it really well for a guy that was robbed of probably his only chance at baseball immortality. Class act through the whole postgame ordeal!

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So, this guy was not denied his spot in history. Quite the opposite. He was assured a place in history.

 

Exactly, that ump did him a favor, as it will turn out.

 

In addition, the ump makes an honest mistake, not his fault there isn't instant replay yet. I was disappointed in the reaction in Leyland & others, acting liked crazed wolves. Another example of whining, biatching & moaning for our kids to see on Sportscenter. When you don't like the outcome of something, scream expletives while jumping up & down.

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This is why you should have instant replay in baseball.

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This is why you should have instant replay in baseball.

+1

 

There is just no reason to continue to have blown calls when the technology is there to help ensure the umpires make the correct ruling.

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I was disappointed in the reaction in Leyland & others, acting liked crazed wolves. Another example of whining, biatching & moaning for our kids to see on Sportscenter. When you don't like the outcome of something, scream expletives while jumping up & down.

Emotions were obviously high at that moment given the circumstance. You should watch the interviews immediately after the game. Leyland and every player interviewed understood the human element of the game and Leyland went out of his way to praise Joyce. Nobody feels worse about this than the umpire. He was choked up a bit afterward.

 

Hats off to Galarraga. 88 pitched to retire 28 batters. :wacko:

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Emotions were obviously high at that moment given the circumstance. You should watch the interviews immediately after the game. Leyland and every player interviewed understood the human element of the game and Leyland went out of his way to praise Joyce. Nobody feels worse about this than the umpire. He was choked up a bit afterward.

 

Hats off to Galarraga. 88 pitched to retire 28 batters. :wacko:

3.14 pitches/batter is insane (9.42 pitches/inning)

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3.14 pitches/batter is insane (9.42 pitches/inning)

Fits to a π

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Actually, as the paper described it, it would have been the 2nd to the last out. Regardless, a real bummer.

 

Or is it? Everyone knows the guy pitched a perfect game. The umpire knows he pitched a perfect game. Baseball historians love these sorts of stories and this "nearly perfect" game will certainly get more run than the other two pitched this year. Especially considering that the Tigers still, technically, don't have one. So it is bound to come up. Every time a Detroit pitcher is closing in on one, "the one that got away" will be discussed and in far more detail than, "so and so is 6 outs away for the 1st Detroit perfect game since Gallaraga pitched one in 2010". And if someone does do it for Detroit, they'll also make a big deal about how it's really actually the 2nd one in team history, blah, blah.

 

So, this guy was not denied his spot in history. Quite the opposite. He was assured a place in history.

I agree with this. Which do you think is more likely... that people will be able to recall this a year from now, or recall Roy Halladay's perfect game from last month a year from now? This will stick out in people's minds much more, I'm guessing. In fact, I would be willing to bet that there are quite a few "baseball fans" who couldn't even tell you who threw the first perfect game this season. Galarraga is going to be more famous for the botched call happening to him than he will be for throwing a 28-out perfect game, or even a 27-out perfect game (had it been called correctly), for that matter.

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What's even MORE remarkable is that after 18 perfect games in nearly 150 years of baseball we've had 3 in five weeks.

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I hope this gets overturned. It's too important to screw up.
Disagree strongly. You can't change history. The batter was called out. It's a non reviewable call. You go back and change it and you have to go back and change all of history of people who got robbed of some type of place in baseball's record book were a replay proved the call was incorrect.

 

If you want to prevent it from happening in the future, you change the rules to allow for a replay or a challenge or whatever. But what's done is done and you can't change it. He got screwed by a bad call. He's not the first, nor will he be the last.

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Disagree strongly. You can't change history. The batter was called out. It's a non reviewable call. You go back and change it and you have to go back and change all of history of people who got robbed of some type of place in baseball's record book were a replay proved the call was incorrect.

 

If you want to prevent it from happening in the future, you change the rules to allow for a replay or a challenge or whatever. But what's done is done and you can't change it. He got screwed by a bad call. He's not the first, nor will he be the last.

 

 

Yep.

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What's even MORE remarkable is that after 18 perfect games in nearly 150 years of baseball we've had 3 in five weeks.

Not to mention no shortage of very solid seasons being put up by other pitchers. Hell, the Giants are still above .500 despite the fact that they can't score for chight.

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