Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp Are Threats For The Triple Crown

Matt Kemp and Josh Hamilton

It’s still “early” in baseball terms, but Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp have done nothing but put on shows. Their superb play has gotten more attention than Philip Humber’s perfect game. Hamilton and Kemp are going for the Triple Crown in their respective leagues. The Triple Crown is revered, by many, to be the greatest single-season accomplishment in all of baseball.

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Blown Perfect Game Call Costs Galarraga History, May Help Expansion of Instant Replay

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We were robbed of an 80’s pop culture icon when actor Gary Coleman recently passed away. And in a blown call yesterday, which likely would’ve had Coleman saying: “Whatchu talking about Willis?” major league baseball fans were robbed of the greatest feat in baseball: The Perfect Game.

Detroit Tiger’s pitcher Armando Galarraga came within one foot (literally) of throwing the 21st perfect game in major league history, when a clearly blown call (as admitted by the umpire making it) had him settling for a one hit shut out instead.

Is umpire Jim Joyce really to blame for stealing history? Or is major league baseball to blame for ignoring the obvious?

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Jim Joyce Steals MLB History From Armando Galarraga, Tigers and Fans


Maybe it was never meant to be. It’s all about destiny in terms of a perfect game. So maybe, for Armando Galarraga, destiny was not in his cards on June 2nd, 2010.

Still, it was a pretty terrible call and that’s probably an understatement.

Umpire Jim Joyce inserted himself squarely and firmly into the debates of an umpire’s role in a game and about whether or not Major League Baseball should enact sweeping changes to its instant replay rules by ruling the Indians’ Jason Donald safe at first base — when he was out by a step — in what should have been the 27th out of Galarraga’s perfect game. [Read more…]