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Postby mtxdevil » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm

Gut wrenching...
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Re: Armando Galarraga throws a perfect g---wait what?

Postby jfg » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:59 pm

j24jags wrote:
XFactah416 wrote:they can implement instant replay (most likely IMO)


The only good thing that will happen here is that this will probably the last straw for no replay.
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Re: Armando Galarraga throws a perfect g---wait what?

Postby thedude » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:03 pm

I have seen worse in more important situations.

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Re: Armando Galarraga throws a perfect g---wait what?

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:10 pm

The Big Train wrote:Hopefully in tomorrow's game the Tiger players give Joyce the "Cabrera crotch swipe" at every opportunity. What a bulls--t call.

haha i think miggy's crotch grab might be even more epic than the rest of the game :-b
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Re: Armando Galarraga throws a perfect g---wait what?

Postby mweir145 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:11 pm

As a former umpire myself, I feel bad for Joyce. He knew he made a mistake almost immediately, and unfortunately, couldn't take it back. And even if he apologizes, there's no real way to make it up to Galarraga. What a terrible and unfortunate way to end a game.
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Re: Armando Galarraga throws a perfect g---wait what?

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:11 pm

jfg wrote:
j24jags wrote:
XFactah416 wrote:they can implement instant replay (most likely IMO)


The only good thing that will happen here is that this will probably the last straw for no replay.

i absolutely hope you're right

but we'll probably get the effing pitch timer before that %-6
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Re: Armando Galarraga throws a perfect g---wait what?

Postby thejusman1 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:12 pm

Galarraga, who started his MLB career with the Rangers three years ago, said in a postgame interview on Fox Sports Detroit (and shown on MLB Network) that Joyce apologized to him and that they hugged. Wow. He said Joyce was clearly upset about it and Galarraga was nice about saying that umpiring isn’t easy and that everyone makes mistakes. Jim Leyland also fielded questions well and didn’t fall into any traps about blasting Joyce. They said what they wanted on the field and that was it.
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Re: Armando Galarraga throws a perfect g---wait what?

Postby The Mighty Trow » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:16 pm

Props to Galarraga for his reaction. Very classy.

Anyone see Jim Leyland's post game interview? Very well spoken.
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:20 pm

The way Galarraga handled himself was almost as impressive as his pitching. He deserves a ton of credit for that.
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Re: Armando Galarraga throws a perfect g---wait what?

Postby The Mighty Trow » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:26 pm

Dave Cameron hits it on the head.

And it's why the strengths and weaknesses of one single man should never determine the outcome of such a play. There is no argument against instant replay.


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