Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ump Blows Tigers Perfect Game, MLB Investigating Overturning

Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers lost his bid for a perfect game Wednesday night with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admitted he blew.

Here's the play in question and subsequent on-field discussion
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Joyce regretted what he had done on the field...

"I just cost that kid a perfect game," Joyce said. "I thought he beat the throw. I was convinced he beat the throw, until I saw the replay."

"It was the biggest call of my career."

Tim Kurkjian discusses on the four-letter...
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Galarraga almost became the first Tigers pitcher to throw a perfect game...

Here's Tigers postgame, thanks to our friends at WXYZ-TV in Detroit...

UPDATE: Major League Baseball was still deciding whether to review Joyce's blown call. Commissioner Bud Selig has the power to reverse it, but he would likely consult with his top advisers before making such a ruling.

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