Detroit Tigers’ Armando Galarraga has perfect game stolen from him
Jerry Crasnick at ESPN.com:
Inevitably, the game’s sad ending is going to elicit an outcry for expanded use of instant replay. It’s a worthwhile debate, but consider this for a second: How gratifying would it have felt if Joyce’s botched call was followed by a trip to the replay booth, a five-minute conference, the umpiring crew emerging from the tunnel and Joyce throwing up his right arm with an “out” sign.
Yes, Galarraga would have had his perfect game, on paper, but that single transcendent moment of celebration is something that can never be retrieved.
So it’s what we have is better? Crasnick is saying that it’s preferable to have an immediate wrong call than a delayed right call. What kind of sense does that make.