One magical moment on the diamond Wednesday night, ruined by a bad, bad call: Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers was on the verge of pitching a perfect game -- two outs in the ninth -- when umpire Jim Joyce called a batter "safe" on first base. The problem? He wasn't. The fans saw it. The announcers saw it. Everybody watching on television saw it, and saw it again on the instant replay. Joyce apologized afterward, and Galaraga graciously accepted. And Thursday, everybody was once again wondering why Major League Baseball doesn't rely on instant replays. For some insight, Robert Siegel talks to Don Denkinger, a retired umpire who himself made a famously bad call.
A Perfect Game, Ruined By A Bad Call
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