Thursday, June 03, 2010

Nothing To Talk About Today...NOT!

So quite a night in the ol' sports world. As I was riding the Q across the Manhattan Bridge last night, ace producer Nick Angotto sent me a text with the news of Armando Galarraga's near-perfect game and the blown call by veteran umpire Jim Joyce.

I'm not going to wait for you to join me on "The Press Box" to give you my opinion. Umpires have screwed up magnificently in recent times, and have demonstrated their arrogance, led by master stooge Joe West. Joyce "manned up" and gets credit for that. Still shouldn't there be some kind of punishment for him?

Now to the bigger issue. You know this was a perfect game. I know this was a perfect game. The correct thing for Major League Baseball is for the Tigers to protest, and for MLB to make a (read closely) ONE TIME DECISION. It was a perfect game. Make it so officially. From the look of it, even Jason Douglas, the batter who hit the fatal grounder, was outraged by the call!

I've seen things like this happen before (four words: George Brett Pine Tar). Some would say that (another stooge) then-American League President Lee McPhail did the right thing by reversing the decision and making a mockery of his umpires. Well in this case, it wouldn't be making a mockery. It would be correcting an egregious error.

So Bud Selig, for once - ONCE - do the right thing.

You disagree? Two o'clock Eastern time, Lifestyle Talk Radio Network, 888-454-3378. I'll be waiting. We'll also get into the Stanley Cup Finals, the NBA Finals, and (lost in the shuffle), the retirement of Ken Griffey, Jr.

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