Perfect Game

Joe, Joe, Dave and the other dude who visits this site besides myself, lets conspiracy theorize for a moment.  In an attempt to steal the spotlight and further cement its role as America’s favorite pastime, MLB makes a call to the crew of Wednesday’s Indians vs. Tigers game.  “Hey Jim, we have a perfect game going here, two innings left.  If there’s a close play break up the perfect game.  Trust us, it’ll work out.  The NBA and NHL have nothing on us.”

Wish granted…

Doesn’t look good, does it?  Well, let’s flash forward to today… 

“The guy felt worse than anybody in this room. I’m just not going to get into it. I’m not going to do it. Do I feel bad? Did he miss the call? Yes. But this is a very forgiving country.”   –Jim Leyland, manager of perfect game pitcher calling upon the forgiving attitude of this wonderful country. 

“I feel terrible. I don’t know why life works this way, but sometimes life just isn’t fair for people. He’s a good umpire.” – Armando Galarraga, perfect game pitcher, kind of forgiving the umpire. 

“It was not surprising to me, but on the other hand, it was very surprising,” Joyce said. “They were both as sportsmanlike, as gentlemanly, as professional as anybody I’ve ever dealt with in this game. [Tigers bullpen coach] Jeff Jones was a teammate of mine at Bowling Green [State University]. He came in and he was of great support also. The respect and the sportsmanship that they showed me was unbelievable.” – Jim Joyce, mustache.

How convenient for everyone involved in MLB that this controversial call is now their biggest selling point.  I think its just a little too convenient.  Especially during the NHL playoffs that are being aired on Versus. 

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