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Mich. governor awards Galarraga 'perfect game'
AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 6-3-2010 | Assosiated Press

Posted on 06/04/2010 2:35:14 PM PDT by Route797

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has issued a proclamation that says Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga pitched a perfect game against Cleveland, despite an umpire's blown call.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: armandogalarraga; baseball; detroittigers; galarraga; granholm; michigan; mlb
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I wish all of our problems could be solved this easily.
1 posted on 06/04/2010 2:35:15 PM PDT by Route797
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To: Route797

Bud Selig is the one with horsepower here.


2 posted on 06/04/2010 2:36:30 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Route797

I hereby declare Malibu Jenny to be the “Worst Michigan Governor Ever”.


3 posted on 06/04/2010 2:37:04 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Route797

Symbolism over substance....


4 posted on 06/04/2010 2:37:35 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: Route797

Brilliant move by the smartest Canadian in the US :)


5 posted on 06/04/2010 2:37:46 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

Mark Steyn is the Governor of Michigan?


6 posted on 06/04/2010 2:38:51 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to...." ;)
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To: Route797

Isn’t that sweet? Selig,for once,is right. Until replay is in the rulebook for that situation, too bad. Although the ump who made the dumbass call could have asked for help right there and the crew chief could have overruled right there on the spot.


7 posted on 06/04/2010 2:39:46 PM PDT by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: Route797

Governor should butt out.

The Commish was supposed to make a decision about the call.


8 posted on 06/04/2010 2:39:54 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Route797
Oh how very “populist” of her.Michigan is dying and *this* is the way she gets votes??? Well,she's a “progressive” so why should I be surprised?
9 posted on 06/04/2010 2:41:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Symbolism over substance....

...thy name is Democrat.

10 posted on 06/04/2010 2:41:36 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: GQuagmire

“Although the ump who made the dumbass call...”

It wasn’t as easy a call as some have made it out to be. At least he admitted he was wrong...


11 posted on 06/04/2010 2:42:08 PM PDT by Flightdeck (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: Route797

The toughest thing people have to learn in life, is that things are not always fair. Galarraga accepted the situation. His manager did. The team did.

This governor should grow up. Even most fifteen year old kids know this lesson.

I’m sorry Galarraga got cheated out of this accomplishment, but his name well forever be ensconced in baseball lore because of it. He will be a household name long after he is dead.

You and I should be so lucky.


12 posted on 06/04/2010 2:43:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: Flightdeck

He knew he blew it. He could have asked for help.


13 posted on 06/04/2010 2:44:17 PM PDT by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: Route797
Democrats "deeming" it so?

-PJ

14 posted on 06/04/2010 2:45:40 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Route797

Glad the problems in Michigan are so solved the Governor can afford the time to screw around with crap like this.


15 posted on 06/04/2010 2:46:24 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (FREE ARIZONA!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Galarraga deserves a “*” by his name...it is a perfect game as far as I’m concerned. It’s simply another sign the game has gone down a notch...with second-class umps now working for the major leagues.


16 posted on 06/04/2010 2:47:15 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Flightdeck
It wasn’t as easy a call as some have made it out to be.

I watched the game and it was actually pretty routine. Even the TV announcer doing the play by play called him out and then had to reverse his call to match the umpire.

17 posted on 06/04/2010 2:47:50 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: Route797

I’m sure a lot of close plays at the plate are “miscalled”. The game would have been incontestably perfect if the pitcher had thrown a final pitch that could not have been hit. Both men acted with class.

Granholm is grandstanding, and could better spend her time on reducing Michigan’s unemployment rate.


18 posted on 06/04/2010 2:48:25 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I wish I could get her to spend 100% of her time on crap like this. She would have less time to screw over every Michigan taxpayer.


19 posted on 06/04/2010 2:49:47 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: DoughtyOne
"Even most fifteen year old kids used to know this lesson."

Our society has spent a lot of time and effort making things *fair*. It used to be about fairness of opportunity; it's now about fairness of outcome. What Governor Grandstand is doing here will appeal to that mentality, and be seen as a meaningful act.

20 posted on 06/04/2010 2:50:55 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hobbes1

I wish, that would be sweet


21 posted on 06/04/2010 2:51:20 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

What problems? They have the populace right where they want them-underemployed, undereducated, and under their control. They have plenty of time for important work like this.


22 posted on 06/04/2010 2:52:32 PM PDT by ScoopAmma
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To: GQuagmire
He knew he blew it. He could have asked for help.

Huh? Do you really know baseball? How the heck do you ask for help????? He didn't realize he blew it until watching the replay himself.....

The call at the base must be instantaneous, you don't check with the "other guys" in order to reach a concensus.......The only person who asks for help is the plate umpire who immediately looks to the first base umpire to determine whether a checked swing was a strike..........

23 posted on 06/04/2010 3:01:47 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: Interesting Times

If she really gets into this, maybe she’ll award the Pistons the NBA title while she’s at it


24 posted on 06/04/2010 3:03:52 PM PDT by organicchemist
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To: Hot Tabasco

Umps confer over calls all the time.


25 posted on 06/04/2010 3:05:57 PM PDT by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: Route797

Typical Lib - Oh we can’t hurt his self esteem, nobody loses we are all winners.

Bullsh!t. Galarraga was stand up man. He didn’t whine, bitch and moan. He accepted Umpire Joyce’s apology and showed true character. Unfortunately the peepants libs won’t learn anything from this.

Life isn’t fair, deal with it. My wife is dying from a cranial tumor. It sucks but she never complains. She is a true inspiration to everyone she meets.

BTW Joyce is a stand up guy too!


26 posted on 06/04/2010 3:07:37 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Stop the drama, Dump 0bama!)
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To: Route797; grellis

She could award the unemployed jobs. I sure could use one.

Guess I’ll have to be happy by being “Blown Away”, from the job market.


27 posted on 06/04/2010 3:10:02 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: pepsionice
This is frustrating on so many levels, and Selig is a coward (again).

Remember George Brett and the pine tar HR? The league stepped-in after the game and changed the call. They have done it many times.

Every day, prior games are revised; errors are turned into hit retroactively, hits into errors, etc. It happens ALL THE TIME.

There is absolutely NO reason MLB can't correct this clear error and give him his perfect game, none. They have made changes before, and as I said, are revising finished games all of the time.

Selig is spineless. Change the damn call and spare this umpire and give the kid his DESERVED chunk of history.

28 posted on 06/04/2010 3:12:52 PM PDT by TitansAFC (The Left does not devote so much effort into attacking Sarah Palin because she's a weak candidate.)
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To: Raider Sam
Brilliant move by the smartest Canadian in the US

Shhhhh! Don't say that, just in case she wants to run for POTUS!

29 posted on 06/04/2010 3:17:42 PM PDT by melancholy
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To: Route797

Why doesn’t the Governor of Ohio just declare “no he didn’t.”


30 posted on 06/04/2010 3:24:08 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: Route797

In a related story, dfwgator awarded the Florida Gators the 2010 BCS Football Championship.


31 posted on 06/04/2010 3:26:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.


32 posted on 06/04/2010 3:26:09 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: GQuagmire
Umps confer over calls all the time.

Not on safe or out base calls...

33 posted on 06/04/2010 3:28:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: Route797

MI Gov., perfect dunce.


34 posted on 06/04/2010 3:28:54 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: DoughtyOne

He will be soon forgotten. How many people know the name of the pitcher who threw 13 perfect innings in a game, only to lose 1-0?

Almost doesn’t count, except in horseshoes and hand grenades


35 posted on 06/04/2010 3:31:57 PM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: pepsionice

Galarraga deserves a “*” by his name...it is a perfect game as far as I’m concerned. It’s simply another sign the game has gone down a notch...with second-class umps now working for the major leagues.>>>>>>>>>>

If I was Commissioner I would have made a rule exception due to extraordinary circumstances and made sure Galarraga got his perfect game recognized. Major League baseball blew it. Perfect games are so rare that an exception is in order


36 posted on 06/04/2010 3:32:44 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: Route797

Great news for Galarraga!! At contract time he’ll sure be in good shape using Granholms “gift” as a negotiating tool.


37 posted on 06/04/2010 3:33:29 PM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: GQuagmire
Umps confer over calls all the time.

All the time? Cite me 5 recorded examples where a base umpire declaring the baserunner out or safe was overruled by a "concensus" of the other umpires........

38 posted on 06/04/2010 3:34:57 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: 101voodoo

He will be soon forgotten. How many people know the name of the pitcher who threw 13 perfect innings in a game, only to lose 1-0?>>>>>>>

Harvey Hadixx. I knew that one I was little but had to use google to refresh my memory


39 posted on 06/04/2010 3:35:16 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: TomGuy

25% unemployment and she is worried about a baseball game. gotta love the libtards priorities!!!


40 posted on 06/04/2010 3:35:45 PM PDT by remaxagnt (`)
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To: Route797

No kidding. She and the other idiots need to stay the hell out of it.


41 posted on 06/04/2010 3:37:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Route797

The Ump called it as he saw it in the split-second after the foot hit the bag. Umps don’t always see it exactly the way it happened. But the umps are part of the game.


42 posted on 06/04/2010 3:47:15 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: GQuagmire
Selig,for once,is right. Until replay is in the rulebook for that situation, too bad. Although the ump who made the dumbass call could have asked for help right there and the crew chief could have overruled right there on the spot.

Yup, agree about Selig. And baseball really does need to get some kind of officiating replay system set up. I can't blame the ump, he made his call in real-time, not with the benefit of zoomed, slow-motion video. And unless another ump had a better view, there was no reason to overrule.

Kudos to Gallaraga, not only for throwing a perfect game, but for showing a lot of grace and class after the ump took it away from him.
43 posted on 06/04/2010 3:49:38 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: GQuagmire; All
...the ump who made the dumbass call could have asked for help...

This clearly a situation where the first base ump alone makes the call, for better or for worse. Just about impossible for any of the other three to overrule him since they are too far away to get as good a view.

And would someone tell Jenny to shut her yap. Lefty politicians like her and the Obama White House always seem to stick their noses into matters that are none of their business.

44 posted on 06/04/2010 3:50:50 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: TitansAFC

I agree with every word you have written. 1000% correct.


45 posted on 06/04/2010 3:54:44 PM PDT by fredisred
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To: 23 Everest

I’m so very sorry to hear about your wife. God bless you both.


46 posted on 06/04/2010 4:26:42 PM PDT by Mila
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To: Route797

its not quite the same thing, is it.


47 posted on 06/04/2010 4:30:14 PM PDT by BloodnGuts
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To: Hot Tabasco

Before replay was used for home runs, they conferred on those. Do I have any incidents that were recorded ? No.

In the rulebook there is a provision for umpire conferences for two different rulings on one play


48 posted on 06/04/2010 4:42:20 PM PDT by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: hobbes1

we all sure wish he was.


49 posted on 06/04/2010 4:52:35 PM PDT by Mrs. P ("Wonder Woman wears Sarah Palin pajamas." - Blood of Tyrants)
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To: Mila

Thank you for your kind words. I will pass them along.

Sincerely


50 posted on 06/04/2010 5:17:39 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Stop the drama, Dump 0bama!)
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