Why baseball is baseball . . .

Item: Armando Galarraga robbed of perfect game by bad call at the end of the game.

This will undoubtedly become Exhibit 1 for bringing (more) instant replay to baseball.

But in a funny way, I think its Exhibit 1 for what is so interesting and essential about baseball: With all our technological and cultural changes, it remains a human game.

Forget replay, forget over-ruling umpires - that play and that game are destined to be talked about more than any other perfect game ever, aside from Larsen's.

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