Thursday, June 03, 2010

Juicing the Mitchell: Almost Perfect Games Edition

If you're a baseball fan, chances are you've heard about yesterday's Detroit/Cleveland game. Here's the game's recap; additional commentary is not lacking if you so desire it. While I personally don't think it's terribly hard to understand why he called him safe (while the batter was out, there were three things for the umpire to look at during a closer-than-commentators-want-to-admit play), and moreover, it would be a horrible idea to reverse the call (no logically sound reason would exist for not changing any future play once the precedent of changing outcomes is set), that's not the point of this post.

Longtime TPS stalwart Rob Holub points us to yet another legislative Pareto-improvement-- making sure things like this don't ever happen again! (Emphasis is mine.)

"Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, issued the proclamation and said on a radio interview that Mr. Galarraga "was robbed." Meanwhile, Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, also a Democrat, urged Mr. Selig to invoke the "Best Interests of the Game" clause to declare Mr. Galarraga's performance perfect, and Democratic Rep. John Dingell says he'd introduce a congressional resolution asking MLB to overturn the call."

Will, when it comes time to enter the academic job market, there better be a mention of you being the father of "Juicing the Mitchell" somewhere in your job application packet.

1 comment:

Will Luther said...

I'll see if I can work that in. haha