I know you’ve heard about the incident by now but righthander Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers had a perfect game up until the 27th out.¬† A ball was hit to the right side of the infield to first baseman Miguel Cabrerra, he fielded it and fired to Galarraga who was covering first base.
Umpire Joyce was in great position for the play and called Cleveland Indian Jason Donald safe on the spot.¬† It looked like he missed the call but watching it again Galarraga might have double caught the throw from first baseman Cabrerra.
Joyce said after the game last night that he missed the call and he regretfully cost the young righthander a perfect game.
There was a mob of Tiger players on the field after the play protesting the call.
I don’t think the commissioner should step in and change the call because they don’t do this in other cases so why should they do it all of sudden in this case.
I do think Major League Baseball should bring instant replay to the game and plays like last night’s will never happen again.¬† They can put a time limit on the delay of a replay and limit the number of times it can be used during a game.¬† It should be utilized in much the same way that the NFL does.
Selig can’t step in now if he’s not going to change a call during the World Series, which he won’t do.¬† Umpires are humans and they miss calls all the time.
What do you think they should do?