Monday, June 7, 2010

The Ones They Forgot To Mention


You may have heard about the uproar in Major League Baseball last week. A bad call made by umpire Jim Joyce prevented Detroit Tigers Armando Galarraga from making baseball history.

On his way to throwing a perfect game, Galarraga made the out at first base. Only it wasn't an out. At least that is what Joyce saw. He called the runner safe, and like that, it was all over.

After further review, Joyce realized he had made a mistake. And here is my favorite part: He apologized. And Galarraga accepted.

All too often a play in baseball ends in a coach yelling at an umpire, a player throwing a bat, a fine and an eviction from the game. This time it was different.

Mr. Joyce could have easily stood behind his call, and baseball would have went on as normal. But instead, he made the tougher decision. He listened.

Talk about a life lesson. It's not often we get to witness history being made in such an eloquent way. If you ask me, both men should be inducted into the Hall of Fame simply for rising above adversity.

And maybe that's where this story should end. But I think there are two people that still need to be recognized.

Three cheers for the women that these two men call Mom. Ladies, you raised some outstanding men. But based on what we've seen so far, you probably both have already received your thank you calls.

7 comments:

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ethelmaepotter! said...

What a wonderful story! Not only the content, but the way in which you relate it, with equal recognition going to the mothers; beautiful!

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Mark Wendt said...

It's so wonderful to recognize the mom's part in the character of these men.

Well written!

Happy Wednesday from your SITS sister.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Ugh! I watched the game live and was so incredibly disappointed for Galarraga. He really played with heart and it was unfortunate that the umpire got the call wrong. I think the fact that there was an apology and acceptance of the apology is wonderful. You're right to mention their mothers. I only hope that my children will be brave enough to admit when they're wrong.
Thanks for stopping by the other day. I'm slowly playing catch up today. Just wanted you to know that I haven't forgotten about you. Have a great day.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
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Just Lisa said...

What a nice story! You always hear the bad stuff, an uplifting story like this is so refreshing! Good job to both men!