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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."

 

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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: June 3, 2010 4:58 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

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Selig’s decision not to reverse the call borders on criminal; I understand that baseball does want to review this game based upon the sanctity of historical records and the inevitable demand to reverse other calls, however, this was the last out made, the umpire admitted the error and its clearly obvious from the tape.

There have only been 20 perfect games ever… make that 21. As fans we need to revolt…. Baseball fans should not stand for this miscarriage of justice. Bud, ‹ef› <big>juː </big>



Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2010 4:49 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Kingflo, that was awesome.  If that was what Bud said this afternoon, I would have felt proud to be a baseball fan.  It would have redeemed Bud Selig and the umpiring crew.



Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 4:45 pm
 

Let me help you Bud

"After  consulting with the Special Committee for On-Field Matters, MLBPA, and the Umpire's Union, we have determined there are very special, unique circumstances involved with this event.  Given the nature of the situation: it was the last out of the game, it involved a perfect game, the final out was recorded with the following batter, the video replay was 100% conclusive, and the active umpiring crew admitted the call was made in error- I have decided that as commissioner I can right a wrong without affecting the integrity of the game.  Therefore I am overturning the ruling in last night's game and awarding Armando Galarraga the distinction of pitching the 21's perfect game in Major League baseball history.  This decision shall be considered non-precedent setting, and the rules for post-game review of in-game decisions shall remain in effect.  Again, this is a one time very unique circumstance and the league office will not make common practice of reviewing or reversing on-field decisions. - Bud Selig"-ok, can someone tell me why he couldn't just say this!? kingflo, props, this is exactly the type of thing that should have happened there was nothing stopping Bud Selig from saying something like this!



Since: Jun 3, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2010 4:43 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Of course Selig should reverse the call. The "slippery slope" argument is a classical logical fallacy. Selig could simply state that "starting with last night's game, any time an important call is obviously missed that has a monumental consequence, I have the authority to overturn it. And I reverse last night's call. I will do it again as appropriate, typically in unusual situations and usually after consulting with those involved in the game."

Now, unless the exact same thing scenario occurs again and the call is not reversed nobody can argue that he is not being consistent. And Joyce won't develop an ulcer and Galarrago will get what he deserves and people like myself who stopped going to baseball games 40 years ago because of poor umpiring may return.

But sadly I here people say that if they reverse the call they need to go backwards and reverse calls. It's absurd to say that one shouldn't do what is ethically correct now because of wrongs in the past.




Since: Jun 7, 2009
Posted on: June 3, 2010 4:42 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

Gabbo Del Sol, I agree with everything you said except the same arguement i had with another guy

you say life isnt fair, but im sure if you went to a resteraunt and order food and they dropped it on the floor and handed it to you, you wouldnt just say human error don't fix it or worry about it.

no you would demand things to be justified and right, so if this applies to all of us in every day life, then why is it such a horrible idea for this situation to do what was right?

not trying to bust ya or anything but i just don't understand



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 4:42 pm
 

2 Wrongs Doesn't Make a Right

OK, So we have a blown call admitted by an umpire and a commish that will not do the right thing and overturn this call. So both of these poor decisions we should live with because its the right thing to do. Excuse me for not wanting to listen to you diehard baseball fans crap for unwritten rules. This is why baseball will never be as popular as football ever again. At least football has instant replay and tries to get the calls right. When are you going to wake up an realize this system sucks. Un"freaking"believevable.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: June 3, 2010 4:40 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

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Extremely well stated "Kingflo"! This is a one-time special circumstance that had no effect on the outcome of the game (which matters most).

Given that Buddy Bud won't do the right thing, when BS institutes instant replay, it should be officially called the "Galarraga Replay Rule." Therefore in 50 years, when our grandchildren ask who or what a "Galarraga" is, they'll find on June 2, 2010 a Detroit Tigers Pitcher named Armando Galarraga pitched a perfect game that was not recorded in the record books becuase of an umpires blown-call.  This will partially give Galarraga the legitimacy of a perfect game which he absolutely deserves.

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Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2010 4:31 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

You are an idiot!! Apples and oranges.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: June 3, 2010 4:31 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

The 1985 World Series is not a similar situation. Overturning the call in this case would have no bearing on the outcome of the game.




Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2010 4:30 pm
 

Selig does not overturn Joyce's call

nice CALL BUD YOU ARE A CLASS AZZ SORRY MOTHER F ER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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