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Estrada Be Kidding Me

Donaldson pulling a Jeter? Shades of Armando Galarraga on a play at first in a perfect game? John Gibbons looking like he's sucking on a lemon but really he just happened to glimpse Brett Cecil? The eighth was thick with humidity. The tension was buzzing from a few bugs that made their way inside the domed stadium as Marco Estrada went for a perfect game. Unfortunately, Donaldson...
Via Razzball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

When perfect is not perfect: Armando Galarraga’s imperfect game

For fans of the Detroit Tigers, many of them will remember exactly where they were on June 2, 2010, at about 8:45 P.M. when this happened. It was the most controversial infield single in baseball history. Armando Galarraga (Leon Halip/Getty Images North America) I was not in Comerica Park or even in front of my TV when Jim Joyce blew that call, which cost Armando Galarraga a place...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
28 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Years Later: Looking Back at Armando Galarraga’s ‘Perfect Game’

Pitchers dream of throwing a perfect game in Major League Baseball, yet only 23 have accomplished the feat. Then again, maybe we should consider the number 24 to include former Detroit Tigers arm Armando Galarraga. On June 2, 2010, against the Cleveland Indians, Galarraga had sent down 26 consecutive batters, and he induced a ground ball that appeared would cap an unblemished night...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: June 2, 2010

2010 – The Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga is robbed of his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce, as Cleveland Indians shortstop Jason Donald is ruled safe on the infield single that wasn’t in a 3-0 one-hit shutout. Galarraga had retired the first 26 batters with relative ease when Donald reached on an infield single...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
29 days ago  |  Discuss

A Change of Times With Instant Replay

Blue Jays vs. Orioles play at the plate. – Photo Credit: Keith Allison The 2014 season is nearing the end of its opening week and baseball added a twist. During the winter meetings it was voted on that Instant Replay would be added and managers would be able to “challenge” certain close calls that are made throughout the course of a game. About 89% of baseball plays are reviewable...
Via Hot Stove MLB
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Replay Comes To Baseball In 2014: Are You Ready?

Photo Credit: Kowarski How will instant replay impact baseball when it is introduced this season in 2014? For traditionalists who like the human error variable in MLB umpiring, this will certainly raise the hair on the back of your neck. However, for many fans who have torn up more than one sofa cushion at home, or tossed an unmentionable object onto the field after a bad call by...
Via Blog Surface
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Armando Galarraga to minor league deal

getty images The Texas Rangers have signed pitcher Armando Galarraga to a minor league contract. Galarraga, 32, was a member of the Rangers system years ago before being moved to Detroit. In Detroit Galarraga had a strong rookie season, an imperfect game and two down seasons. After bouncing from Arizona to Houston, he pitched at the Triple-A level last season for Colorado and Cincinnati...
Via Tireball.com
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Former players react to MLB instant replay changes

New York, NY -- Nearly 100 former MLB players, including several Hall of Famers, gathered on Tuesday at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel to support the 2014 “Going to Bat for B.A.T.” dinner to raise money for MLB’s Baseball Assistance Team initiative. Founded in 1986, B.A.T. is dedicated to assisting members of the Baseball Family through financial grants, health care programs...
Via The Outside Corner
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Play Is Under Review: Instant Replay Expansion Approved By All 30 Teams

In a game where for years, the fate of plays that we just didn't catch quick enough with our eyes, or that players and managers may have disagreed on, fell in the hands of four mens' delegation on the field - there has finally come change. It first started late in the 2008 season when the MLB implemented their first instant replay system with "home run replay". But with so many controversial...
Via The Sports Blogette
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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