Thursday, June 03, 2010

Almost Perfect

Although it is a shame that Armando Galarraga was robbed of a perfect game the other night, look at the bright side.  I do believe that what happened was even rarer than a perfect game.  Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that there are fewer instances of a pitcher throwing a perfect game through 9 2/3 innings and blowing it with the last at bat than actual perfect games.

Still, you have to feel bad for Armando, particularly when he would have been the one who actually got the last put-out.  Now that would have been classic.

You will have to admit, Armando is one classy guy for handling the whole thing so well.  I am glad he at least got a new car out of it, and I see a lot of potential endorsements in the future.  It wouldn't surprise me to see an ad with both him and Jim Joyce in it in the near future.

Now I am starting to wonder, in bowling have there been more 300 games or 299 games?

Another prediction for the New Jersey (soon to be Brooklyn) Nets:  With Phil Jackson in the last year of his contract with the Lakers, look for Mikhail Prokhorov to make a play for him.  What bigger lure could you dangle in front of LeBron, other than money.

Looking forward to watching the Celtics/Lakers series and am hoping that Nate Robinson can make a real contribution for the boys in green.

Haven't heard much about Isiah and Stephon lately. 


Splunge said...

Well, I think you have to give some credit to the umpire that made the bad call as well. Yeah he screwed up, but he seemed to be genuinely upset about the call.

He actually apologized. That's the rarest thing of ALL!

Bar Man said...

Yes, no doubt about it, the umpire did show some class. It is just a shame that they couldn't overturn the admittedly bad call, seeing as how it wouldn't have affected the outcome of the game.

Splunge said...

I'm surprised by that too. It seems that someone is trying not to compromise when a compromise in this case would be a win/win for everyone involved.