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Date: 06/03/10 08:03 AM

62 Responses to The Worst Call In The History Of Baseball [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 7:34 am
    Link: The Worst Call In The History Of Baseball - Armando Galarraga robbed of perfect game. Umpire Jim Joyce calls runner safe. Why wasn`t there a riot after this play?
  2. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:09 am
    There`s not a riot because there`s no such thing as a tigers fan.
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    heavenly15 Female 13-17
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:10 am
    I don`t know enough about baseball to understand what`s going on in this pic. :-?
  4. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:12 am
    Yes, that`s an out.
  5. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:12 am
    `shopped
  6. Profile photo of Syris
    Syris Male 13-17
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:14 am
    shopped :O
  7. Profile photo of METALLICAROX
    METALLICAROX Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:19 am
    Call should be overturned, although it`s unlikely that it will be.
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    akinis Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:21 am
    That was definately the worst call ever. Even Joyce admitted he screwed up big time.
  9. Profile photo of Colby123
    Colby123 Male 13-17
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:21 am
    he`s out, that`s why MLB needs replay
  10. Profile photo of Tinkerbellio
    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Who cares...?
  11. Profile photo of Twist13
    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:40 am
    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.
  12. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:42 am
    Funny thing is, Baseball DOES have replay, but it is up to the umps whether or not to use it.
  13. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:44 am
    Its all in the paper today.
  14. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:46 am
    The Worst Call In The History Of Baseball?!? Really? Really?
  15. Profile photo of roariamadino
    roariamadino Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:47 am
    that was pathetic.
    shame though, Joyce is going to get hurt.
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    rbt_food Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:50 am
    come on bud selig, do what`s right. overturn the call and institute instant replay in all aspects of the game.
  17. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:55 am
    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
  18. Profile photo of SEpth
    SEpth Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:00 am
    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.

    :(
  19. Profile photo of bklynusa
    bklynusa Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:02 am
    iab going down the tubes..
  20. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:03 am
    Well that sucks
  21. Profile photo of ultimakewl
    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:18 am
    wait... so youre telling me people still give a drat about baseball?
  22. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:28 am
    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.)
  23. Profile photo of fr3ck0
    fr3ck0 Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:29 am
    What`s baseball???
  24. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:37 am
    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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    analcarbomb Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:45 am
    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.
  26. Profile photo of essylu
    essylu Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:46 am
    I don`t get it, can somebody explain the picture please?
  27. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:47 am
    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.
  28. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:49 am
    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.
  29. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:49 am
    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)
  30. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 9:54 am
    Galarraga showed TRUE Class after that game for sure!
    A fine role model of what a Great sportsman is!
  31. Profile photo of famous4life
    famous4life Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 10:09 am
    i wish i was at that game i would have started throwin stuff at that piece of crap ref
  32. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 10:13 am
    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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    zmeace Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 10:15 am
    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!?!?!
  34. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2010 at 10:26 am
    tb;dc

    (too baseball, don`t care)
  35. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 10:37 am
    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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    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
    331 posts
    June 3, 2010 at 11:06 am
    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.
  37. Profile photo of Davric
    Davric Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 11:45 am
    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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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    drating referees
  39. Profile photo of Blandino123
    Blandino123 Male 13-17
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    June 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    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 -_-
  40. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    Why not use instant replays? That way there is no mistake.
  41. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    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.
  42. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    " this aint football -_-"....i feel ya......
    football is exciting
  43. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Referees are as bad as parking cops! everyone hates em!
  44. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    I am just so mad right now. Baseball is ruined for me...
  45. Profile photo of Weakmonkey
    Weakmonkey Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    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.
  46. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    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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    ChiefRocka Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    I cried
  48. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    god who cares...baseball sux
  49. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    June 3, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    Baseball is just a board game.lol
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    June 3, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    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.
  51. Profile photo of motownc
    motownc Male 30-39
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    June 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    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?
  52. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    "In England, ladies and children play a game with no finesse... Is baseball the same as that?"

    No, baseball is nothing like that.
  53. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by MLB Advanced Media."
  54. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    lol the ump cried.
  55. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    June 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    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!
  56. Profile photo of jib
    jib Male 18-29
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    June 3, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    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
  57. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    June 3, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    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.
  58. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    June 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    "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!
  59. Profile photo of Byrdman1525
    Byrdman1525 Male 13-17
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    June 4, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    @lionhart you can degrade any sport enough and make it sound lame. think about it.
  60. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    @OldOllie

    Why didn`t the umpire check the instant replay?
  61. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    June 5, 2010 at 1:56 am
    "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...

  62. Profile photo of Kanchan
    Kanchan Male 13-17
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    June 5, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    I don`t care

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