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Play Ball! Play Ball! Instant Replay Makes Its Debut for Baseball's 2014 Season

Howard Barbanel | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports
Howard Barbanel

As baseball season gets underway, fans, players, managers and umpires are faced with the specter of the game becoming both faster and slower thanks to the new instant replay rules that have been put in effect for the first time.

The World Series Umpires Should Be Applauded For Making The Right Call In Game 3

Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Let us get one thing straight: Intent does not matter in MLB obstruction. In the first ever playoff game in MLB history to be decided by obstruction, the umpires actually got the call correct. The Boston Red Sox complained after their 5-4 loss, but the truth was they deserved to lose Game 3.

WATCH: Umpires Explain Stunning World Series Finish

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 10.27.2013 | Sports

ST. LOUIS -- ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jim Joyce didn't even have to think. "The feet were up in the air," the umpire said, "and immediately and instinctual...

Baseball Will Be Here Soon -- Great Book to Put the Game in Perspective

Steve Kettmann | Posted 04.13.2013 | Books
Steve Kettmann

I love baseball books for the window they offer on life and human nature. I recently stumbled on a baseball book that blew me away -- and ought to be read far and wide.

WATCH: Infamous Ump Blows Another Call

AP | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- It's another umpiring call that went the St. Louis Cardinals way this postseason. And it's not the first time TV replays show umpire Ji...

A Modest Proposal -- But Really -- Expand Instant Replay!

Eric Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Feldman

The limitations of the instant replay rules were seriously questioned after a blown call by umpire Jim Joyce at first base. But the protests have since died down. That is unfortunate, because it is time for instant replay to expand.

Armando Galarraga 'Perfect Game' Gear Going To Hall Of Fame

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The Hall of Fame has bagged the key evidence from Armando Galarraga's stolen perfect game. The Detroit Tigers have told the Hall they will donate the...

Jim Joyce & Armando Galarraga Make Up, Shake Hands

FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

In a classy gesture meant to show the world the Tigers had moved on from the night before, manager Jim Leyland had pitcher Armando Galarraga -- instea...

What Koman Coulibaly's Blown Call Says About Us

Tom Pfingsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Tom Pfingsten

Moments after Coulibaly blew the most important call of the World Cup match, bloodthirsty fans on Twitter were linking the doomed soccer ref to another sports villain of recent weeks: Jim Joyce.

Imperfect Game

John O'Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
John O'Kane

Corporations hijack the sport from the public, rename the parks after themselves, and tap the treasuries for the stockholders, leaving local budgets strapped. Sound familiar?

Selig Says No to Galarraga, Calls for Bipartisanship After "Perfect Game" Humiliation

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Norm Stamper

Bud Selig has rejected pleas to reverse umpire Jim Joyce's bum call. But the commissioner did use the occasion to lament the general state of bipartisanship in America's pastime. "The game's become altogether too partisan," Selig told a reporter.

Here's Why Selig Should've Reversed Ump's Call

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andy Ostroy

For Pete's sake, we let death row inmates out of prison when DNA or some other conclusive evidence proves their innocence. But we cannot overturn an umpire's call?

Why Instant Replay Is Unnecessary

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

As awful as it was seeing Raul Valdes give up a walk-off grand slam on Wednesday night, I think it's fair to say that most of baseball's attention was focused on Armando Galarraga and his near-perfect game.

The Perfect Game

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Peyronnin

To err is human. But to immediately admit a mistake, especially one of such historic meaning, is almost against human nature. So I will always remember American League umpire Jim Joyce for how he handled his mistake.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig will not reverse the blown umpire's call in the "Imperfect game."

Defending Mistakes

Josh Wilker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Josh Wilker

Only a moron could argue against the inevitable expansion of the use of instant replay in major league baseball at this point, given the evidence in favor of such an expansion provided this week. But I guess I am that moron.

Jim Joyce Gets Call Wrong, Life Right: I'll Take it

Billy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billy Altman

We all take for granted the hundreds of decisions the umpires make each game. They want to make the right one every time. But, like all of us, they're only human, and humans make mistakes.

Jim Joyce Impressed By Support After Botching Perfect Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(AP) NEW YORK -- Umpire Jim Joyce, who blew a call that cost a Detroit pitcher a perfect game, says he's impressed with all of the support he's gotten...

Baseball Fix Yourself: Bud Selig -- Do It!

Richard Greener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Richard Greener

Among all the major sports, Baseball probably has the most disrespected commissioner. Bud Selig has been an ineffective, weak-kneed errand boy for the owners. He's an owner himself. And he can fix things.

Jim Joyce: Blown Call Cost Armando Galarraga A Perfect Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(BEN WALKER/AP) NEW YORK — Major League Baseball was still deciding Thursday morning whether to review the umpire's blown call that cost Armando...

Imperfect Umpire Creates a Lasting Baseball Memory

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Faulty as Jim Joyce's call was -- he admitted it quickly and apologized to Galarraga -- it served as one of those moments that again demonstrates why sports serve so well as our national theater.

Armando Galarraga Perfect Game LOST By Controversial Umpire Call (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(LARRY LAGE/AP) DETROIT — Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers lost his bid for a perfect game Wednesday night with two outs in the ninth inn...