Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Call it Safe and Double Take...Galarraga's Perfect Game Shattered

"I just cost that kid a perfect game," said 21-year Umpire Jim Joyce. "I thought he beat the throw. I was convinced he beat the throw, until I saw the replay. It was the biggest call of my career."

Wow. As if tossing a perfect game in professional baseball isn't hard enough these days. What was going through Joyce's head when he decided to get hard-nosed and call what he thought was right while completely disregarding the situation at hand. If I was standing in blue it would've been a wrap as soon as the ball entered fair territory. "Nope, your out. Interference has to be going on somewhere...Armando Galarraga, great job being perfect. Round's on you buddy."

Hats off to Galarraga though for somehow keeping his composure. I mean who wouldn't go postal after a performance like that. Side note to the Commish: Video replay might just work.

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