So the mistake was made. Everybody knows it. Armando Galarraga remained poised yet distracted, even after Chevrolet mistook him for Prince and awarded him a little red Corvette for his imperfect game. The douche of the week, Jim Joyce, used his tears as beard softener as he openly admitted to his mistake and apologized with heartfelt man pleas. Fans and sportscasters alike applauded Galarraga while still holding out for the silver lining that Commissioner Bud Selig would exercise his presidential powers and right the wrong.
Given the common knowledge that all professional sports commissioners spend their weekends listening to Harry Truman radio spots, it looks as if that’s not going to happen.
“As Jim Joyce said in his postgame comments, there is no dispute that last night’s game should have ended differently,” Selig said in a statement. “While the human element has always been an integral part of baseball, it is vital that mistakes on the field be addressed. Given last night’s call and other recent events, I will examine our umpiring system, the expanded use of instant replay and all other related features.”
Selig added that he will consult with the players’ and umpires’ unions before announcing “any decisions.”
How about you consult a retirement village brochure because your resignation is beyond overdue, Bud. It’s clear that every other sport adopted the instant replay because “veteran referee” is just a fancy way of saying their reaction time is shot. The bullcrap ESPN is shoveling on Sportscenter on how leaving the call upholds the humanity in nature and Galarraga will become a martyr reeks of your imperialistic thought process.
Just like Joyce will remembered as the “guy who blew the call,” you’ll be remembered as the guy who blew snot at the chance to do something about it.
Previously Posted — Is This The Worst Call In The History Of Sports?