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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, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2010 12:28 am
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Wrong.  Overturning NON-GAME EFFECTING CALLS ONLY would be the precedent.



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2010 12:25 am
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Completely agree.  Selig is a disgrace.  



Since: Jul 14, 2009
Posted on: June 4, 2010 12:19 am
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

boycott baseball until call is reversed. Selig is a pure scumbag. and needs to die or quit that stupid used car salesam. I'm not a tiger or clevland fan. but like spike lee said DO THE RIGHT THING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
a--holes.



Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2010 12:16 am
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

If Selig reverses the decision and gives Galarraga the perfect game, that dude's ill-gotten infield single won't count.  What if the guy winds up his career with 2,999 hits?   This would be taking away his 3,000th hit.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 11:22 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

So just to make sure we all understand the people who don't think it should be reversed. If you all got your paychecks tommorow and they said 1$ cause payroll screwed it up, you would just say " that's the human element and i'm ok with that". I doubt it. So for 1 second can you act like this happened to you and give your real opinion instead of just sitting there spitting out words cause this has no effect on you what so ever. If it was you , you would be singing a different song right now and you know it


Alex,
Are you really serious with this argument?
What you are talking about has absolutely NOTHING to do with the topic here.
Payroll has made millions of mistakes all around the country over the years in just about every business.
And the precedent that has been set is that they FIX THE PROBLEM as soon as possible!

Going back and changing the outcome of a game would set a NEW precedent here.
So please don't accuse me of not giving my real opinion.
To sum it up:
Alex's argument = FAIL!



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2010 10:51 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Well put. I agree that something needs to happen, but the fact of the matter is, you do set a precedence, whether you mean or want to. It would create a slippery slope for future and past occurences. What would constitute a reversal from here on out? A one-time occurrence could result in a discriminatory verdict later on. You reversed the decision for a hispanic pitcher, but not for the black or white guy, etc. You know how things go nowadays.

The only right thing to do is initiate immediate change so this never happens again. As the technology evolves, so should the game. Not to challenge the integrity of the game, but rather to uphold it. He may not reverse the decision, but he could recognize the achievement with a Bonds mark (asterisk) next to the achievement.

Instant replay needs to be part of the game, for there is far too much money involved to have human error affect plays and outcomes.

How about a red flag system? Seems to work in the NFL.



Since: Jun 4, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 10:18 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

I was thinking the same thing - this FREAK of Nature wont change it like an idiot - but the next guy will.



Since: Apr 3, 2010
Posted on: June 3, 2010 10:16 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Well said Kingflo.  This is exactly what should have happended and it would not have affected the integrity of the game due the timing of the bad call...last out.



Since: Jun 7, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 10:10 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

So just to make sure we all understand the people who don't think it should be reversed. If you all got your paychecks tommorow and they said 1$ cause payroll screwed it up, you would just say " that's the human element and i'm ok with that". I doubt it. So for 1 second can you act like this happened to you and give your real opinion instead of just sitting there spitting out words cause this has no effect on you what so ever. If it was you , you would be singing a different song right now and you know it



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2010 8:27 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Big surprise, they didnt do the right thing. The same guy who sat around and watched steroids happen .............


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