Selig won't change bad call that cost perfect game
By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK – Bud Selig won't reverse an umpire's admitted blown call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game. Selig says Major League Baseball will look at expanded replay and umpiring, but not the botched call Wednesday night.
Umpire Jim Joyce says he made a mistake on what would've been the final out in Detroit, where the Tigers beat Cleveland 3-0. The umpire personally apologized to Galarraga.
AP's earlier story is below.
Umpire Jim Joyce wiped away tears as he took the field, a day after his blown call cost Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game.
Major League Baseball is still deciding whether to review the call.
Joyce and Galarraga met at home plate Thursday afternoon as the pitcher presented the umpire with the Tigers' lineup card. Joyce shook hands with Galarraga and patted him on the shoulder.
There were some cheers when Joyce appeared at Comerica Park. There was a smattering of boos when he was introduced.
Joyce has admitted missing a call at first base Wednesday night on what would've been the final out. The veteran ump personally apologized to Galarraga after the game and hugged him.
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