A blown call that costs a team The World Cup, or Jim Joyce's call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game?
I did not make this headline up
calls that affect a team achievement usually trump calls that affect an individual achievement
watch people neg-bang you for a blatant misspelling. Pretend I'm not here.
(OK. A blown call that costs a championship would be WAAAY more contrOversial)
I think your spelling of controversial is the winner here.
Spelling controversial like that is more controversial than either of those two things.
Of spell check is the least debatable, this is for sure.
Jim Joyce made a mistake and apologized. He is a great ump and a great human. Enough already.
He is and i agree 100%. I was just wondering if costing someone a perfect game was worse than costing a team The World Cup.
Its simple really...no matter how much of a screw job it did to Galarraga individually, it did not cost the team anything in (spare me the Game 163 references) a relatively meaningless game.
A blown call that costs a team (and nation) in the world tournament is much worse than any individual performance, no matter how stunning that individual performance is.
The OP is operating under the assumption that the United States will go on to win the World Cup absent that "non-goal" call.
That's one heck of an assumption.
That was my thinking behind this question, but that was not my assumption. That is why i put "costing a team" instead of "that horrible call made a minute ago that will cost us this years World Cup"
Actually, you're assuming he's making that assumption. He did not say that.
With a handlebar mustache like that, Joyce gets the call.
My view is similar to those above. Other than a record book entry for Galarraga, the impact of the Joyce call is contained. The team still won the game. The win is only a series of wins and losses that impact the team's ability to progress in the post season.
If the US does not progress in the World Cup (with a tie or loss), then the blown call in that case definitely impacted the teams ability to progress in a championship tournament.
I am not saying the US would have won the World Cup if the goal had been allowed. I am saying the blown call may have eliminated the chance for them to progress to the next round and potentially progress onward to win the World Cup. Just eliminating them from progressing on a blown call is a sporting tragedy.
No controversy here, goal for Donovan.
I'm not a huge fan of soccer, but man that was awesome to see.