In baseball, stuff that’s never happened before… usually has.

Shocking! Unprecedented! Unparalleled! These are among the words being used to describe the umpiring error that cost the Tigers’ Armando Galarraga a perfect game yesterday. Well, maybe it’s unprecedented and maybe it isn’t. Depends on whom you ask.

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