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Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Posted on: June 3, 2010 2:59 pm
Edited on: June 3, 2010 3:33 pm
 

Baseball is not inclined to reverse umpire Jim Joyce's call and retroactively award Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game. At least, not today. And not in the future, according to a baseball official who is not authorized to speak on the record.

What baseball is inclined to do, according to Commissioner Bud Selig, is this:

"Given last night's call and other recent events, I will examine our umpiring system, the expanded use of instant replay and all other related features. Before I announce any decisions, I will consult with all appropriate parties, including our two unions and the Special Committee for On-Field Matters, which consists of field managers, general managers, club owners and presidents.”

So to (instantly) review:

Consult and deliberate, yes.

To order history changed, no.

Selig, in a statement, also congratulated Galarraga on "a remarkable pitching performance", adding that "all of us who love the game appreciate the historic nature of his effort last night."

He also acknowledged the "dignity and class of the entire Detroit Tigers organization", noting that the Tigers "were truly admirable and embodied good sportsmanship of the highest order."

And finally, he said: "As Jim Joyce said in his postgame comments, there is no dispute that last night's game should have ended differently.  While the human element has always been an integral part of baseball, it is vital that mistakes on the field be addressed."

 

Comments

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 3:47 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

There is no way they can overturn the call.
If they do, then they have to give the 1985 Championship trophy to the St. Louis Cardinals because denkinger clearly blew that call.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 3:46 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Selig, in a statement, also congratulated Galarraga on "a remarkable pitching performance", adding that "all of us who love the game appreciate the historic nature of his effort last night." Yeah, Bud thanks for appreciating the historic nature of the poor kid's efforts yet you won't RECOGNIZE it as just what you and everyone else knows it is the first 28 out perfect game in history and he needed only 88 pitches to do so. Ridiculous. Everyone is saying to Armando, you got screwed and we could change it but we won't.



Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 3:44 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

A remarkable pitching performance huh? well Selig, why do the Tigers have such dignity and class? what is it that caused this? why should you, Bud Selig, ever have to even say this about a team? It's b/c you F*CKED up... you could've put in instant replay earlier, but you didn't. I should point out that instances like this are the laughing stock of the sports world... usually... In this case it's  just sad, Galarraga and Jim Joyce will have to live with this for the rest of their lives. Just man up like Joyce did and admit that you, Bud Selig made a mistake and just give Galarraga the perfect game that he did indeed pitch, because we all saw it, we all know it's a perfect game, it's up to you. and you're just gonna say "no even though it was a perfect game, it's not," Kudos Selig, Kudos... Ya know sometimes i feel sorry for you Selig, because yeah, we'll remember Galarraga for pitching what should have been a perfect game, we'll remember Jim Joyce for missing the call, he's only human, but after you resign and die and baseball moves on we'll also remember how you had a chance to make it right but didn't. And won't you really look stupid when a future baseball commissioner steps up and reverses it. Thanks for nothing Selig.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 3:42 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

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Since: Dec 23, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 3:36 pm
 

Nice Job Bud

The Commish missed the mark again.  Of course Selig wasn't going to man up and make the right decision, how sad.

Selig is a lot of rhetoric and hot-air.  I'm SURE the umpiring system will be examined.  When he consults with the other parties, I'm sure they'll be sucking down Mai Tais laying on the beach yucking it up, I mean discussing the integrity of baseball.  Whatever.

Just another reason why I don't respect the commissioner.  Sorry.




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2010 3:35 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

What a cop-out.

Hey Bud....DO WHAT IS RIGHT, how about that.  No one cares about the human element.  It is a blatant BAD call and if you have the power, you fix it!

I am not concerned about what old-timers and Peter gammons of the world say.....we have technology today that quickly and undoubtedly showed that this was the wrong call.

So who cares Bud.....your a horrible Commish and you make my point yet again.



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