Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Perfect Game of Shame

Now if only my children would listen to me this way

Regular readers may recall that last week Buzzblog veered off topic (not uncommon) to advise Major League Baseball on how to best salvage the public relations nightmare created after an umpire's botched call cost Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers a perfect game.

From that post:

It's been years since I have been to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., but I would be surprised if it does not include a collection of memorabilia from the 20 perfect games that have been pitched over the game's storied history.

Add Galarraga to that display. Sure, the inclusion will require an explanation for museum visitors, but provide a video clip right there next to the pitcher's cap, spikes and photograph. Let people see for themselves why the man deserves to be included even though the box score from last night's game will forever say otherwise. ... It's the least the game can do.

Indeed something of the kind is being done, as reports yesterday state that the Hall of Fame will be receiving Galarraga's spikes and a baseball from the game. Details are scant, but the guy's performance is going to be immortalized in some way.

And a tip of my baseball cap to reader John Gog for flagging the story, as well as calling 'em like he sees 'em.

"Just like you opined," Gog writes in an e-mail. "Cooperstown must have a geek or two who checks out the ol' Buzzblog :-)."

My work here is done. Now about that oil gusher ...

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