Friday, June 04, 2010

Federal tax dollars at work

From CBSNews' Brian Montopoli:

Rep. John D. Dingell, Democrat of Michigan, today announced that he plans to introduce a resolution calling on Major League Baseball to reverse its decision not to award Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game.

Galarraga was robbed of a perfect game by a blown call by umpire Jim Joyce with two outs in the ninth inning.

I wonder how much staff time - and tax dollars - will be consumed by this?

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe it's called a perfect game for a reason. That means the pitcher didn't make any errors by walking or hitting a batter, fielders didn't make any errors allowing a man to reach first base, and the umpires didn't make any errors. What if the next time the batter was really safe and the ump called him out--should we take the perfect game away? My heart aches for both men, but where does it end? BTW, the taxpayers already paid for a brand new GM Corvette for the pitcher so add that cost in, too.