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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