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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."



Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 8:27 pm

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

I'm sorry but I feel no sorrow for the arrogant ump who is now humbled. These refs think people are there to see them sometimes. How can this guy not have consulted with the other umps before making a call like that final? Arrogance and too much ego. Joyce should have been suspended. Bud Selig is a piece of crap far worse than the ump though. With one easy stroke of a pen, Galarraga could rightfully be in the history books. I feel so bad for that kid. Watching Sportscenter just now and they are playing up the dignity card and I want to jump in the TV and wring the talking head's neck. Save that crap for somebody else. This is wrong plain and simple. I give Galarrage a lot of credit cause I would be getting a lawyer, I would be asking my teammates not to play, I would ask the organization to boycott as well as the fans. Basically, I would do anything and everything I could do. I guess I care more than Galarraga and I really don't understand it haha!

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: June 3, 2010 8:16 pm

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Another nutless call from the owners "LAPDOG".
Way to go numbnuts. Not only is a wrong left unrighted but you have now left that umpire twisting in the winds of time
for ever. At east he had the courage to "Man UP" to his honest mistake. My cat has bigger balls than the comish,
and my cat is female..............Yell

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2010 8:12 pm

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

First of all everyone who has an interest in the history of baseball check this out.  Harvey Haddix 12 perfect innings and lost in the 13th.

Secondly, Bud Selig should never have become commissioner, he has no backbone, no interest in making the game of baseball a better game, he is purely a puppet for the owners.  The only 2 people affected by him changing that scoring would have been Jim Joyce and Galarraga.  The outcome will not be changed nobody gets hurt.  Please tell me why Bud our fearful leader wouldn't do that because I sure as hell can't figure it out.

Third, why didn't the other umpires get together and make the right call.  I mean it should have been obvious from any of the other umpire's positions that the call was wrong.  Why wouldn't they step up?

Galarraga was as near perfect as any pitcher could ever be.  He had 88 pitches for the night.  an average of less than 10 pitches per inning.  As a contrast, Halladay threw 115 pitches against the Marlins.  Let me finish by saying

BUD MUST GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:59 pm

Selig does not overturn Joyce's correct

I don't care for Selig, in fact he is horrible and should have quit years ago or been forced out.  The problem is that these are the rules that everyone agreed to play by.  This is the way baseball has been played for years and years.  There have been errors in calls before.  The game and those who play the game have survived.  Those involved in last night's very bad call will survive as well.  I was watching Mike and Mike this morning and I think they made the best point about this situation..."at this point to change the result of the game as it stands would change the focus of the game more from what was accomplished and how the parties involved conducted themselves with such sportsmanship afterward to just the fact that the results were changed."  Instant replay is used in other sports and I believe in time it will be incorporated into baseball as well.  Until then we will have to deal with these's not the end of the world.

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:14 pm

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Why would we expect any different?  Selig won't properly punish steroid users and brush their stain off the record books and reshrine the proper all time greats why would we expect him to do any different in this case?

Bud Selig is a major reason I refuse to attend an MLB game or watch any on TV.  His reign will go down in history as one of the worst by any major sports comissioner ever. 

Since: Mar 31, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:13 pm

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

It is "Bush" League to not correct a mistake and make it right.  Selig is acting like W.  Two wrongs do not make a right.

Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:08 pm

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

It doesn't matter really if Bud Selig overturns the call or not.  Media and everyone else already are calling it a perfect game...who cares what Bud Selig and MLB decide.

Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:04 pm

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

It really is appalling. Not that Joyce made the wrong call, but that this commissioner, time and time again has proved that he does not really understand this game. Quite frankly, he has no balls. My love/hate relationship with baseball continues on.

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 7:01 pm

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Completely different scenerio....the call in the '85 Series was in the 8th inning of game 6....the botched call was on the leadoff batter....the Cardinals let that call get to them and choked game 6 away and then choked game 7 away too....this was a botched call on the 27th out of a perfect game....reversing it would only affect stats not the outcome of the game....quit bringing up the '85 Series and trying to compare it.
That may have been a different scenario but the Cards would still have an argument that it should be changed.
And there are PLENTY of one hitters that would have to be looked at in the history of baseball that would be changed if all the calls had to go to replay.
And plenty of no-hitters would have to be taken away by umpires who made out calls to preserve a no-hitter because he was afraid to let an infield hit be the first hit.

So you definitely don't want to open THIS can of worms AFTER the fact skilletglove!

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: June 3, 2010 6:57 pm

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

It can be argued (and has!) that the Denkinger call tipped the Cards to the fact that no matter what they did KC was gonna be declared the winner of the '85 Series  --  a tip that was spelled out more clearly when the balls and strikes were called so ludicrously early in Game 7:
Why do you think Andujar went ballistic? He KNEW he didn't have a chance.
No. You can't go back and change it. But, technically, that call was the end of the Series for the Cardinals. 

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