Morning After Reaction: Galarraga loses perfect game on blow call

Here’s what local and national media are saying following the debacle in Detroit last night, in which umpire Jim Joyce ruined Armando Galarraga’s perfect game by blowing a call at first base.

– Mike Lupica writes that Galarraga’s perfect game can be saved if Bud Selig overturns Jim Joyce’s call. (New York Daily News)

– Jeff Passan writes that this is the perfect time to expand instant replay in baseball. (Yahoo! Sports)

– Bob Klapisch took the opportunity to write about Don Denkinger, who will always be remembered for his blown call that cost the Cardinals the 1985 World Series against the Royals. (FOX Sports.com)

– A website called “Fire Jim Joyce” has already been established.

– Writing for ESPN.com, Curt Schilling says that his heart broke because not only was Galarraga’s perfect game ruined by a bad call, but Joyce also doesn’t deserve all the hurtful things that will and have been said about him.

– Even though it won’t go down in the books as such, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has “declared” it a perfect game. I’m sure Galarraga will now sleep better at night. (Detroit Free Press)

– John Lowe compiles a list of things to consider on Galarraga’s near-perfect night, including how if centerfielder Austin Jackson had not made a spectacular catch two plays before the incident at first base, Joyce would still be a nobody today. (Detroit Free Press)

– Bob Wojnowski writes that Joyce made history by halting perfection. (Detroit News)

– The Detroit News reports that the Tigers may actually contact the league in efforts to get the call reversed.


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