The Worst Call In The History Of Baseball [Pic]

Submitted by: CrakrJak 7 years ago in Sports

Armando Galarraga robbed of perfect game. Umpire Jim Joyce calls runner safe. Why wasn"t there a riot after this play?
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Male 76
I don`t care
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Male 5,626
"Why didn`t the umpire check the instant replay?"
It has been about 30 years since I actually tried to watch baseball but, if I remember, instant-replay did not become part of the rules of baseball like in American football. Instead, one official can consult another.

"Why wasn`t there a riot after this play?"
Well, if that was Detroit, it`s because we have more interesting things to riot about.
- Police beat a guy to death for stealing their money = march down and attack the police station.
- Bad baseball call = "Gee, that was disappointing. Oh, well. Let`s get som-um` t` eat."
It`s not like it`s basketball or anthing...

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Male 3,255
@OldOllie

Why didn`t the umpire check the instant replay?
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Male 107
@lionhart you can degrade any sport enough and make it sound lame. think about it.
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Male 605
"In England, ladies and children play a game with no finesse... Is baseball the same as that?"

"No, baseball is nothing like that."

yea baseball is boring!
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Male 15,832
Here`s a link that`s working for now.

Somebody`s gotta speak up for that poor son-of-a-bitch umpire. That was a lot tougher call to make on the field than it was on TV. Umpires usually make first base calls by watching the bag and listening for the ball to hit the first baseman`s glove. That was an easy toss that obviously couldn`t have made much of a sound.

Yeah, he should have gotten it right, and if he wasn`t sure, he should have consulted the second base and plate umpires, but the call was definitely tougher than it looked from the camera.
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Male 314
Lol, I think baseball is boring, especially perfect games, which this game was supposed to be. It`s just like watching 2 guys play catch for 9 innings
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Male 8,300
Actually I think the worst baseball call ever is... "Play ball!"

Seriously, you people find this `sport` exciting? A bunch of fat men standing around spitting while one throws a ball at another? Its almost as bad as cricket!
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Male 486
lol the ump cried.
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Male 10,855
"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by MLB Advanced Media."
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Male 447
"In England, ladies and children play a game with no finesse... Is baseball the same as that?"

No, baseball is nothing like that.
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Male 219
In England, ladies and children play a game with no finesse called rounders. It simply consists of the "pitcher" throwing the ball and the "batter" trying to hit it really hard. Is baseball the same as that?
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Male 907
The fact that this happened in the very last out makes me suspicious. The Ump (not referee) didn`t want this to be a no hitter and saw a chance to rob this guy and consciously or unconsciously stretched what he thought was a closer call than it was to do so. It wasn`t so close, people are reacting badly and he`s back peddling. I wouldn`t have been as classy as the pitcher, though. I know my flaws.
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Male 2,056
Baseball is just a board game.lol
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god who cares...baseball sux
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Male 65
I cried
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Male 17,511
Bud Selig, Commissioner of the MLB, Announced he will NOT reverse the call. What an ass. Gallaraga was clearly robbed and Selig won`t even consider making amends.
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Male 190
Clear cut case of why baseball needs review. Games already last forever. They cant act like its in the interest of time. Dont know why they are so far behind every other sport.
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Male 1,351
I am just so mad right now. Baseball is ruined for me...
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Male 25,416
Referees are as bad as parking cops! everyone hates em!
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Male 605
" this aint football -_-"....i feel ya......
football is exciting
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Female 4,039
I agree with Blandino - except to me, respect for the umps` calls are part of the game. That`s just the way it is. Good, bad or ugly, thems the rules.
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Female 3,574
Why not use instant replays? That way there is no mistake.
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Male 88
NO! Instant replays will kill the game and And add an extra 3 hours into each game.. all i think is that these umpires should get extra training to stop being idiots , i was watching this game ... i felt heart broken for gallaraga but instant replays = big no no , this aint football -_-
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Male 1,357
drating referees
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Male 54
I can see the dilemma, but this is IAB. None of us pay any attention to sports, unless it involves bloopers, life changing injuries, or hilariously awkward photos taken at exactly the right moment.
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Female 331
That was just painful to see. Galarraga`s face was priceless--he handled it really well, but you could see see the flicker of horror/frustration/utter devastation in his eyes. God, I feel bad for him! But good for all involved for not erupting into a brawl--fights have been started over less.
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Male 1,399
Time for INSTANT REPLAY. No more excuses.

A perfect game is the dream of a pitcher at any level. Most pitchers never even come close.

I understand Galarraga`s outer calm, but inside I expect he`s on fire. I hope the team and the league give him the perfect game and do the right thing.
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Male 12,138
tb;dc

(too baseball, don`t care)
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Male 806
This is the only bad thing about instant replay. I feel bad for them both. Joyce was beside himself when he saw the replay and Galarraga was a total gentleman about the situation.


what is galarraga supposed to do? be an ass and make it even less of a chance that they will check the replay or overturn the call? this play is still pissing me off. i really hope joyce never shows his face in mlb again, everyone would be a lot happier if he does do that

bud selig you have the authority and power to overturn the call, you see that he is clearly out, everyone in the world knows he is out, why wont you overturn the call!?!?!
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Male 2,034
Good on the pitcher for taking it the way he did. If it was me, I`d be like 30 kinds of pissed.
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Male 18
i wish i was at that game i would have started throwin stuff at that piece of crap ref
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Male 4,807
Galarraga showed TRUE Class after that game for sure!
A fine role model of what a Great sportsman is!
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Male 447
Also, for people who don`t know, this pitcher was one out away from throwing a perfect game, which in the 200+ years of baseball has only been done 20 times.

This picture shows that the final out was completed, thereby giving the pitcher a perfect game and basically a piece of history, but the umpire called him safe. For some reason.

Now you know.(Half the battle yadda yadda)
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Female 4,039
This is the only bad thing about instant replay. I feel bad for them both. Joyce was beside himself when he saw the replay and Galarraga was a total gentleman about the situation.
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Male 447
Haha I was gonna submit this, then I thought, nah, there will just be a bunch of idiots saying oh who cares it`s baseball. And I was right.

The pitcher seemed remarkably calm after that call though, I`d have hit the ump if it happened to me.
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Male 14
I don`t get it, can somebody explain the picture please?
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Male 16
I love how people don`t mind the constant 5 year old 4chan pictures posted here, but a picture of a current event in Baseball gets people saying "iab going down the tubes". Get real, you morons.
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Male 2,548
There wasn`t a riot after the game because it`s BASEBALL!!Who riots after a baseball game!!?? *googles `baseball riot`* *rolls eyes*
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Male 48
What`s baseball???
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Male 4,290
I feel so bad for the guy, he had a chance at making history and it was ruined by a bad call. At least the umpire admitted he was wrong afterwards and apologised to him. (Warning, that link has auto-playing ads.)
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Male 833
wait... so youre telling me people still give a drat about baseball?
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Female 3,574
Well that sucks
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Male 216
iab going down the tubes..
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Female 47
that sucks so hard. It was right at the end, too. All he needed to do was get this guy out and it would have been the first perfect game in Tigers history. The ump admitted that he was wrong after the game on the radio after seeing the footage.

:(
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Male 17,511
Btw, For the record I didn`t write the `Why wasn`t there a riot after this play?` part.

And I submitted video of the call
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Male 322
come on bud selig, do what`s right. overturn the call and institute instant replay in all aspects of the game.
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Male 272
that was pathetic.
shame though, Joyce is going to get hurt.
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Male 7,378
The Worst Call In The History Of Baseball?!? Really? Really?
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Male 6,693
Its all in the paper today.
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Male 10,338
Funny thing is, Baseball DOES have replay, but it is up to the umps whether or not to use it.
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Male 608
Idiots calling shopped on this, really? Wow..

Why is it important, well for MLB fans it would have marked the first time in the history of MLB that there were three perfect games in one season. The mark of two was tied this year, the last time that occurred was 1880.

Yes, the ump did admit later that he made the wrong call.
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Female 1,001
Who cares...?
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Male 20
he`s out, that`s why MLB needs replay
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Male 535
That was definately the worst call ever. Even Joyce admitted he screwed up big time.
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Male 324
Call should be overturned, although it`s unlikely that it will be.
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Male 219
shopped :O
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Male 15,510
`shopped
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Male 1,240
Yes, that`s an out.
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Female 965
I don`t know enough about baseball to understand what`s going on in this pic. :-?
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Male 2,592
There`s not a riot because there`s no such thing as a tigers fan.
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Male 17,511
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