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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-10 01:10 PM
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Governor Granholm Issues Proclamation Declaring Galarraga Pitched Perfect Game
Governor Granholm Issues Proclamation Declaring Galarraga Pitched Perfect Game
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June 3, 2010
LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today delivered on her promise to issue a proclamation declaring that Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga indeed pitched a perfect game last night against the Cleveland Indians.

The governor's proclamation follows:

"Whereas, pitching a perfect game is considered one of the crowning achievements of sport, attained only 20 times in the history of Major League Baseball; and,

"Whereas, a perfect game is defined as when a pitcher or pitchers retire each batter during the course of a game lasting at least nine innings; and,

"Whereas, Armando Galarraga retired all 27 players in order, a feat no Tigers pitcher has ever accomplished; and,

"Whereas, an umpire's missed call resulted in Armando Galarraga being charged a hit that clearly should have been an out; and,

"Whereas, the umpire graciously admitted his mistake after the game ended; and,

"Whereas, video replays unmistakably show Galarraga to have retired all batters;

"Now, Therefore, be it Resolved that I, Jennifer M. Granholm, governor of the state of Michigan, do hereby declare Armando Galarraga to have pitched a perfect game, and I join Tigers fans all across the globe in saluting his unassailable accomplishment - the first perfect game in Tigers history."

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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-10 07:26 AM
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1. Selig is a MO-RON.
Integrity of the game? Give me a fracking break. That notion went out with George Steinblemish, and all the guys that juice and juice and juice.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-10 06:08 PM
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2. I would comment, but I don't give a ....



I know, I know....a lot of people seem to CARE...

I think this pitcher will be more famous for his
"perfect game" than the other 20, just because
they blew the call.

As long as it is acknowledged that he did it,
and it has been, he can take this mistake to
the bank.

I can think of hundreds of funny advertising
scenarios this guy will do.

Like the lady on the sports panel said...

I think the graciousness and good natured
responses of the umpire and the pitcher
were the REAL big deal here.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-06-10 08:46 PM
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3. I think that was really nice of the Gov.
It's nice to find Galarraga, the umpire, and the fans show good sportsmanship; the willingness to admit an error; and graciousness to accept the outcome, no matter how unfair it turned out to be.

Winners all the way around. I suspect that one day Selig, or another commissioner will over-turn the ruling. I hope it's soon than later.
:hi:
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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:30 PM
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4. It won't be Selig. He's a dumb***! NT
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-10 03:51 PM
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5. Normally I'm not a fan of politicians doing this kind of thing, BUT...
Edited on Fri Jun-11-10 03:52 PM by UrbScotty
...had this been all that Granholm had ever done in eight years as Governor - she's done a lot more than this, but if this was all she had done - she would've already done more to stand up for what's right than certain other politicians in this state.

Besides, a perfect game is no small feat - it's a big f***ing deal!
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