Baseball history was made last night and not in the way you'd like to see it made.  Unless you live under a rock (or just dislike baseball and sports in general) you know what I'm talking about.  Armando Galarraga experienced what hasto be one of the most disheartening things a pitcher could ever experience, a lost perfect game because of an umpire error at 1st base.  Now most pitchers would blow up and go off on the umpire, but Galarraga's reaction was just the opposite.  While everyone else in the stadium yelled, screamed and booed the umpire, Galarraga simply smiled.  No arms raise in opposition.  No shouts.  No dirt being kicked. Just a smile. Almost the same smile that he had after Austin Jackson's great grab at the start of the 9th inning to keep the perfect game alive.

My take on all of  Don't allow the failures of other people to be perfect to keep you from finding a way to smile, even when their imperfections impact you personally.
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2 Response to 'Armando Galarraga Robbed of a Perfect Game'

  1. Nick Wangler'> 14:45

    Great post! Not an easy thing to do, but definitely a must for leaders especially.

    Hoping this call gets overturned somehow.... ?


  2. Dale'> 14:58

    Thinking they should award Galarraga a 28 out perfect game and not overturn the call. Then use this as an example of why broader based instant replay should be implemented in MLB.


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