Went to Jonny’s last night to hang out and watch the game. It was a good time, Flyer’s won and are back in this thing so good for them. I went home and Alex called me, he came over at about 12 and we ended up drinking 10 beers together until 3 in the morning just talking and what not. The night before that I hung out with Palm and after a failed attempt at watching Milk, a Wawa trip, and a Wall-Mart trip, we talked in my kitchen from 12:30 to 3 in the morning. I don’t know why that’s happening now. We just start talking and don’t really stop until we realize it’s really late and then we call it a night. And it’s not like I’m sitting there praying they say “alright I gotta head out”. It’s just really entertaining and passes the time and a nice change. Obviously I’m not going to call someone and be like “Hey wanna come over?” “Yeah what do you wanna do?” “I dunno…. we could have a talk or something” “… a talk?”. But if it happens it happens. Also, whenever I tell people about it, they always say “well what did you talk about?” and I always kind of say I dunno, just things. If you haven’t done one of these I suggest doing it.
A perfect game was totally robbed last night. If you haven’t been watching ESPN at all then you might not know. Armando Galarraga threw 8.2 perfect innings and on the very last out of the game, the umpire called the runner safe at first when replay shows that he’s clearly out. He pitched to the next batter and got him out so officially it was a 1 hitter. Galarraga is a no-name player to people who don’t really watch baseball and he missed his chance to go down in history as the 21st pitcher EVER to throw a perfect game because of something totally out of his control. How is that okay? I understand they don’t want to change the call because then you’ll be reviewing everything that the umps get wrong and could potentially change the game, but in this case, the guy pitched a perfect game. He did it, there is literally video evidence that he did it, but the MLB won’t recognize him as one of only 21 pitchers to do it in the last 130 years because of the pride they have in always going with the umps and not giving in to instant replay. The rules say that’s not a reviewable call but I just don’t understand, he did it, everyone knows he did it, but they won’t officially credit him. Just change the call, give the guy what he deserves. People will say it’s not that simple, but they could make it that simple, they’re just not going to. I don’t think that other managers or coaches would be against it and complain that now they have to review everything, but when the technology is there to make the right call when the umpire doesn’t, I don’t get why you wouldn’t change it. They’re talking now that they’re probably going to add it in now after that blown call but I’m pretty sure that still means they’re not going give him the perfect game even if they do. Maybe there’s an angle in this that I’m missing but seriously what happened last night was completely unacceptable to the sport and something really should be done to fix that.
Besides that things have been pretty routine around here. I’m back into running doing 30ish miles a week and will be increasing up to 60-70 which is more than I’ve ever done. Work is good. That’s pretty much it.