Last night, with just one more out to go to achieve the near impossible no hitter, the umpire made a really bad call. This caused Armando Galarraga to lose his opportunity to join that very exclusive club. While there are no doubts that the umpire got it wrong, the rules are that this is not a reviewable play and the umpire calls stand.
Galarraga is a class act. He accepts his fate with grace and composure and today gave the same umpire his line up sheet before the start of today's game.
If you look at the video in slow motion you wonder how the player could have possibly been called safe, but it isn't quite so black and white when you look at it in real time.
Even though he made a really bad call, Joyce is one as well. He was seen as wiping tears from his face today when he had to face Galarraga as he knows that he caused this player his place in the history books.
Bud Selig, the commissioner of baseball could have overturned the call, but did not. Which I believe to be the right and fair thing to do. The rules are in place for a reason and should be respected. Had he made the change it would have opened up Pandora's box about making changes on other non reviewable plays. That being said, it is time to have the conversation on extending instance replay so no other pitcher is robbed this way.
Galarraga knows he pitched a perfect game, that is not nothing.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
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I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
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I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek