Thursday, June 03, 2010

Owning Your Actions

Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers was pitching a perfect game, with one out to go.  Jim Joyce, the first base umpire called Jason Donald, of the Cleveland Indians safe at first base... after the game, Joyce reviewed the call and realized he had made a mistake... He asked to meet the pitcher, and apologized...The apology was accepted.

This is class.  This is the best of the best of sports role models..People admitting they make mistakes.  The victims of mistakes saying yes, thank you, but you are human too and we all make mistakes.

These are heroes....

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Blogger linda said...

Agreed! It was heartbreaking when it happened, and frustrating, and I totally understood the initial anger of my Tigers fan friends. As a baseball fan myself, naturally I know a perfect game is a big deal! But I was very impressed by the actions of all involved afterward. There is such a lesson in there for us - including our politicians, generals, and CEOs - about admitting mistakes as a step toward problem-solving.

June 04, 2010 8:55 AM  

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