Thursday, June 3, 2010

Galarraga still not Perfect

Major League Baseball announced today that Commissioner Bud Selig won't overturn umpire Jim Joyce's call that cost Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galaragga the first Perfect Game in Tigers history on Wednesday night.

In a statement released this afternoon, Selig said "Why the human element has always been an integral part of baseball, it is vital that mistakes on the field be addressed."

Selig went on to say "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 today's game against the Indians Galaragga brought out the line up card to a very emotional Joyce, who apologized publicly for denying the historic moment for Galaragga.

Selig praised the entire Tigers organization for the way they handled the controversy, saying "The dignity and class of the Detroit Tigers...under such circumstances...embodied good sportsmanship of the highest order."

The Commissioner also had high praise for Joyce, saying " I applaud the courage of umpire Jim Joyce to address this unfortunate situation honestly and directly."

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