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As far as Griffey is concerned. He was one of my favorite players back in the late 90's. I had Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball and Ken Griffey Jr's Winning Run.

I wrote an article for my Associated Content sports assignment on both the blown call and Griffey's retirement.

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Has there ever been a situation where a call like this has been reversed afterward? I cant think of any, but this is a good time to start.

As commissioner Bud Selig can do pretty much anything. I really think he should look into overturning this call.

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If this call was in the first, or second or even 5th inning, this would be a non-issue sadly. The ball juggled and his foot still hovered over the bag for a split second on a bang bang play. The ball moving around is what caused Joyce to change his call (he started to motion out until the movement).

Is this going to turn into a flame war of who has worse officiating btw? I think the NFL and NBA officials have baseball beat with their infamous tendency of make-up calls to cancel-out bad ones, lol. Not even close.

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Ken Griffey Jr. has announced his retirement.

Quite possibly the best five-tool player I've ever had the opportunity to watch. Enjoy retirement, Kid.

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If this call was in the first, or second or even 5th inning, this would be a non-issue sadly. The ball juggled and his foot still hovered over the bag for a split second on a bang bang play. The ball moving around is what caused Joyce to change his call (he started to motion out until the movement).

Is this going to turn into a flame war of who has worse officiating btw? I think the NFL and NBA officials have baseball beat with their infamous tendency of make-up calls to cancel-out bad ones, lol. Not even close.

It was not a bang bang play. It was an easy call.

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Yeah, let's not pretend football referees don't blow calls in important situations. What about the fellow that officiated Super Bowl XL? That was notoriously terrible.

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Haha! Just imagine if this had happened in Philadelphia. Joyce would've been rushed by their moronic fans on the field.

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That was bad but he didn't blow history. The Broncos missed the playoffs that year because they sucked.

So? You can miss calls in both sports. Whether its a historic call or not, it doesnt matter.

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Haha! Just imagine if this had happened in Philadelphia. Joyce would've been rushed by their moronic fans on the field.

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He'd look a little bit like this.

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Haha! Just imagine if this had happened in Philadelphia. Joyce would've been rushed by their moronic fans on the field.

I'm a Phillies fan and I can assure you that we would not have rushed the field. The Cops here use tazers :silly:

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So? You can miss calls in both sports. Whether its a historic call or not, it doesnt matter.

Hey we didn't say it was the only reason football was better. We said it was reason 12,347.

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Joyce should be suspended for a while. That was an inexcusable missed call. The guy was out. Good call Joyce. :rolleyes:

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Joyce should be suspended for a while. That was an inexcusable missed call. The guy was out. Good call Joyce. :rolleyes:

He owned up to it, and I'm sure he feels horrible. Maybe suspend him for a few games, but the man honestly owned up to it instantly<<<<get it? Hello baseball!

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It was not a bang bang play. It was an easy call.

Did you see the other camera angles? You may understand Joyce's mid-motion reversal then. And his foot wasn't down immediately, it came down toward the back of the bag, the far side edge of the runner, and by then it was bang-bang with the ball moving all over the place in the glove (that's what Joyce saw from his angle, the ball didn't stop until after the runner hit the bag). But anyway, I was under the impression that the edge went to the runner in close calls at first base regardless.

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