According to the Associated Press, the errant call made by umpire Jim Joyce with two outs in the ninth inning of the Tigers-Indians game Wednesday night -- preventing Armando Galarraga from earning a perfect game -- will not be reversed by Major League Baseball. AP cites a a "baseball official familiar with the decision" as the source for its report. For the complete story click here.
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig released the following statement in response the the controversy surrounding Wednesday night's game between the Tigers and Indians, in which Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga saw his bid for a perfect game go awry when Jim Joyce incorrectly ruled Cleveland baserunner Jason Donald safe with two outs in the ninth inning:
"First, on behalf of Major League Baseball, I congratulate Armando Galarraga on a remarkable pitching performance. All of us who love the game appreciate the historic nature of his effort last night."
"The dignity and class of the entire Detroit Tigers organization under such circumstances were truly admirable and embodied good sportsmanship of the highest order. Armando and Detroit manager Jim Leyland are to be commended for their handling of a very difficult situation. I also applaud the courage of umpire Jim Joyce to address this unfortunate situation honestly and directly. Jim's...
The last American League pitcher to throw a perfect game said Thursday at Fenway Park that he admires how embattled umpire Jim Joyce apologized to Armando Galarraga and publicly admitted his blown call cost the Detroit pitcher a perfect game Wednesday night. "What Jim Joyce did afterwards, has only improved the integrity of the game because I think a lot of other people might have just hid behind the facade of umpires are never wrong," Dallas Braden said before the series finale with the Red Sox.
"We all know they make mistakes, they know make mistakes but he stepped up and admitted it. That’s all you can ask out of a guy like that because hes one of the best in the game, we all know it and we all have a tremendous amount of respect for him, and even more so now."
Braden threw a perfect game against Tampa Bay on May 9 but hasn't won since. Roy Halladay threw a perfect game for Philadelphia against...
While reports emerge that MLB commissioner Bud Selig is discussing a potential reversal of the controversial call that caused Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga to miss out on a perfect game Wednesday night, Red Sox manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein both came out against such a reversal in separate press conferences Thursday.
"I don’t see how baseball can let that happen because then every time a team loses a game on a blown call, which didn’t happen last night, but every time a team loses a game, there’s going to be no good reason that can’t be overturned as well," Epstein said. "It’s a slippery slope, and it would fundamentally change the nature of the game unfortunately."
"No, game's a game," Francona said. "You can't do that. Nobody's perfect. ... It was a bang-bang play, and it was wrong, but it happens. That's the way the...
The NBA finals between the Celtics and Lakers is set to begin Thursday night at Staples Center in LA. "It's going to mean everything for my career, because a lot of guys have won one, and not many have won a couple," Pierce said Wednesday before Boston practiced at Staples Center. The NBA's most decorated franchises are set to do battle in the NBA finals for the second time in three years and the 12th time overall. After this series concludes, the two teams will have won 33 of the league's 64 titles. The WEEI Sports Radio Network and WEEI.com will be your home for NBA finals broadcasts and coverage. WEEI.com's Game 1 finals coverage includes the following:
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