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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon says Armando Galarraga eventually will get credit for a perfect game

Maddon: Galarraga will be perfect someday

ARLINGTON, Texas — Rays manager Joe Maddon envisions a perfect ending to the controversy over umpire Jim Joyce's call that resulted in Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga's imperfect game.

"In my mind's eye, it was a perfect game," Maddon said Friday. "I think about 10 years from now at some point, somebody's going to come back and call it a perfect game. I think it's going to take about 10 years because I believe this is the seminal moment right now that something's going to happen eventually that's going to change the way all this thing is umpired. Not that I agree with that, but I still think it's going to happen. So I think maybe 10 years from now you're going to be able to reflect, look back at it, look at that video (and) say the guy was out, he's got his perfect game. That's my call."

Maddon does not want increased use of replay because it would slow games and remove the human element. "I would leave it just as it is," he said. "… Let it play as it's always played, then we can all argue about it afterward. It fuels talk shows, it fuels newspapers, it fuels a lot of situations. After all, it's just a baseball game, it's not life and death."

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon says Armando Galarraga eventually will get credit for a perfect game 06/04/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 4, 2010 11:21pm]
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