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ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 27:  Pitcher Armando Galarraga #58 of the Detroit Tigers throws against the Texas Rangers on July 27, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Quinn ThomasContributor IJune 4, 2010

A few days ago Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was in the midst of what he thought was a perfect game until the unthinkable happened. First base umpire Jim Joyce called what would have been the final out safe after what was clearly an out. After the game however Joyce was able to watch the film and realize the blown call and went to apologize to Galarraga for the mistake. Galarraga was very classy in the way it was and handled and was the consummate professional that we expect but seldomly get from our athletes.

  Fast Forward to the next day when commissioner Bud Selig decided not to overturn the call and remedy the situation. I know a lot of people will say its the right thing to do because it has happened before, but the game was well in hand and it was the last out to end the game so it wouldn't of affected the outcome. It would of only given a pitcher who pitched such a masterful game a perfect game which, is something that picthers dream of and to take away and then to not even give it to him when they were in the wrong is a shame and it shows how little the "powers that be" care about the fans.

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