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Filed under: Follow-Up Stories,Sports — Tags: , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 7:09 pm June 3, 2010

Bud Selig, the Commissioner of Baseball, has been deluged with calls, emails and texts asking him to reverse the call made by Jim Joyce at the Tigers/Indians game last night that cost tigers’ pitcher Armando Galarraga. A call even Jim Joyce has gone to long pains to admit was wrong. He has been apologizing for it, ad nauseum, in the face of the hate mail and even death threats, he has received just today.

This would be a change to save Joyce from the kind of “it doesn’t matter if you had a long, distinguished career before and even after this, this is what they’ll remember you for” hell to which Bill Buckner, Scott Norwood and Greg Norman are consigned to for all the eternity of sports fans’ long and bitter memories.

It is the opinion of many that Bud Selig should do this: it would restore Jim Joyce’s career and longevity prospects, and it would give Armando Galarraga the perfect game he deserves.

C’mon Bud Selig… do the right thing.

Jim Joyce

Jim Joyce, I wouldn’t want to be you right now.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, left, smiles as he walks away from first base umpire Jim Joyce, right, who called Cleveland Indians' Jason Donald safe at first base in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Galarraga lost his bid for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on the disputed call at first base. Detroit won 3-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Jim Joyce (pictured here) is the first-base umpire, whose botched call last night cost Armando Galarraga his perfect game, as well as horrified game officials and fans everywhere. Even I saw the replay and it was obvious the call was bad.

Galarraga was about to make Baseball History when Joyce called Jason Donald safe at first.

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