I put this here because it is pretty obvious no one reads or responds to the Newsvine Sports section.
There is a major controversy in Major League baseball today. Last night Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galaragga was pitching a perfect game against the Cleveland Indians. Needing one more out to complete the masterpiece , he induced the Indians' last batter Jason Donald to hit a weak chopper to the right of first baseman Miguell Cabrerra, Cabrerra fielded it and tossed the ball to the pitcher Galaragga, who raced over to cover first base. The pitchers foot was shown by replay to have touched the bag a spilt second before the runners did, which should have completed the perfect game. However, the umpire, Jim Joyce called the runner safe, ending the perfect game and causing many of the Tiger coaches and players to vocifereously argue the call.
After the game the umpire apologized for costing Galaragga the perfect game, saying that he was sickened by the fact he had made the wrong call. Some people say that Major League baseball should post-facto reverse the call and give the perfect game for the record books.
Now, here is my sticking point.
Everyone, understandably so, was watching the feet of the two players as the reached first base, when they looked at the replays. How many people noticed the ball moving ever so slightly, but noticeably in Galaragga's glove. The fielder must not be 'bobbling' the ball when the putout is made at a base.
I saw the bobble, clearly, in the replays. What I haven't been able to do yet is take the time to go over and over the video to see if he secured the ball before the two feet hit the base.
Anyone else see this?