Instant Replay now a certainty

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    that hurts

    alot

    I blame bud selig
     
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    I watched the end of the game on MLB Network and the interviews that followed. Galarraga, Jim Joyce (umpire) and Jim Leyland all handled it with class. I am now a Galarraga and a Jim Joyce fan (always was a Leyland fan)

    Umpire Jim Joyce apologizes to Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga for blown call, denying perfect game

    About a half hour after tonight’s game, Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was asked to visit Jim Joyce in the umpires’ dressing room at Comerica Park.

    Galarraga said Joyce told him, “I’m so sorry in my heart. I don’t know what to tell you.”

    “I told him, ‘Nobody’s perfect,' " Galarraga said. “What am I going to say?”

    Galarraga said that — “nobody’s perfect” — without any irony or sarcasm.

    Joyce told reporters he called Cleveland’s Jason Donald safe at first with two out in the ninth inning because he believed Donald beat Galarraga to the first-base bag. However, replays showed Galarraga beat Donald to the bag after taking first baseman Miguel Cabrera’s throw on Donald’s grounder.

    If Joyce had called “out,” Galarraga would have had the first perfect game in Tigers history. Instead, Galarraga was credited with a one-hitter and a 3-0 victory.

    “He feels so bad,” Galarraga said of Joyce. “He’s still sitting in there in his whole uniform. He feels so bad for himself.”
     
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    Shit happens.

    Galarraga has shown himself to be a true sportsman today, and I admire the way he has handled it. Joyce has admitted he made the wrong call. this will go down as a perfect game in the hearts of all baseball fans, even if the record books say otherwise.
     
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    Still not as bad as the call in the World Series (Cards, I think) a few decades ago at first base.
     
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    Class act...

    Not many in todays "Me...me" sports environment would have show the class of either Galarraga or Joyce. It s too late to reverse the call but I agree that instant replay is now a done deal.

    The umpires should welcome it
     
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    I don't think there should be instant replay in Baseball...of course, I don't like cross league play and the designated hitter either.
     
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    I don't agree that instant replay is a done deal nor would I want it to be. It is a shame that he didn't get the perfect game but to see a baseball game delayed like football games are now I believe would do more harm to the game then good. There are already too damn many commercials now and that would only add more.

    What should have happened, and is the allowed, is that all the umpires could have huddled and reversed the decision if anyone of them had a better view. I'd hate like hell to see the human element removed from baseball because that IS part of the game. I sure as hell do not agree with all the calls an ump makes but a judgment call has never been allowed to be disputed. The game and records have survived all these years and will continue with or without instant replay but I'd personally like to see it without it.
     
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    If there were instant replays and challenges I betcha that guy that pitched a perfect game against the Marlins would not be in the record book, either.

    Some of those strike calls were bull.
     

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