Tigers’ Galarraga Loses Perfect Game, But Wins Corvette Convertible

After the highly disputed umpire call that ended the Tigers game in a fury last week, Chevrolet awarded pitcher Armando Galarraga with a 2010 Corvette convertible.

After the ridiculous call, Galarraga kept his cool, smiled in disbelief and returned to the mound to pitch the next ball. Though the game ended with a Tigers shutout, 3-0, no one will forgive umpire Jim Joyce for the absurd call.

And so, although Galarraga was not able to record a perfect game, he now has the keys to sweet ride because of his outstanding performance and sportsmanship both on and off the field.

GM North American President Mark Reuss presented the Corvette to Galarraga during today’s Detroit Tigers/Cleveland Indians game.

Reuss is friends with Mike Illitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers team. He said earlier, "it is only fitting we [GM] help give back for all the Ilitches have done for Detroit and to celebrate Armando’s pitching during one of the most captivating evenings in Tigers history.”

Though the call cannot be reversed, Commissioner Bud Selig promises to “examine our umpiring system, the expanded use of instant replay and all other related features.”

We can certainly learn a lot from Galarraga…  Video after the jump.

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2 Responses to Tigers’ Galarraga Loses Perfect Game, But Wins Corvette Convertible

  1. Vette Head says:

    Really? REALLY? What does a Corvette have to do with losing out on a perfect game? And it’s not like he couldn’t afford one himself. Gallarrago made $435,000 last year. I’m not saying GM needs to give that car to a homeless guy or anything, but throwing money at professional baseball player who makes that much scratch rubs me the wrong way.

    Oh, and doesn’t GM owe quite a bit of money back to the US government as part of it’s bailout package? Or maybe the cost of this gift came out of Mark Reuss’ pocket? Not likely.

  2. fatboyshane says:

    I agree vette head. Why does any company give gifts to the high paid stars? I would love a vette, but I’m just a working stiff that can’t afford one. It rubs me wrong also. Pick some working man/woman to give a vette to.

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