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A Year of Living Thoughtfully 11/27/23

# 69

Remember Armando Galarraga! One out away from a perfect game, the batter hit a slow roller back to the mound, Armando fielded it and threw the batter out at first to complete the perfect game — except the umpire called the batter safe. Perfect game down the tube. After the game, the umpire admitted his error, and acknowledged what it had cost Armando. When asked the next day if he was angry, Armando replied: “I am too happy to be angry.”

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