// Armando Galarraga

Ortiz Grand Slam Not Enough; Tigers Top Sox 6-5

Needing a win to help the Red Sox keep pace with the Rays in the Wild Card chase (at least the Rays beat the Yankees), Jon Lester came up limp. Lester tossed six innings, but he struggled to get through them, allowing 11 hits and two walks along with four runs. On the bright side, […]

Galarraga’s Game to Remain Imperfect

Everyone knows that OJ was guilty, everyone knows that Barry Bonds was on steroids, and everyone knows that Armando Galarraga pitched a perfect game. Through 8.2 innings, the Detroit righty had retired each and every batter he faced. With one out to go, a missed call by the now infamous umpire Jim Joyce cost Galarraga […]

Armando Galarraga Perfect Game Video: History Ruined!

Or should I say…near perfect game. In an unbelievable moment, umpire Jim Joyce called the 27th Indians hitter, No. 9 man Jason Donald, safe at first base when he was out by at least a step. Think there should be expanded instant replay in baseball? Here’s the video: (Note: YouTube may remove this video. Enjoy […]

Armando Galarraga Perfect Game Lost By Bad Call: Expanded Instant Replay Needed

The NFL has it. The NBA has it. Hell, even the NHL, that red-headed step brother of a professional sports league has it. What is “it,” exactly? Expanded instant replay. After a certain gaffe on Wednesday night involving a near-perfect game, it’s become clearer than ever that Major League Baseball needs to finally step into […]

Pedro Martinez on the Verge of a Comeback?

Eat crow. It’s an English idiom that means humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proven wrong after taking a strong position. I recently had to eat crow with a certain player you might know- John Smoltz. You might remember the stance I took on John Smoltz’s Fantasy Value before he took the mound for the first time […]