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Brewers GM asks baseball to create official scoring Court of Appeals
2008-09-02 10:08
by Bob Timmermann

Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin, still upset that CC Sabathia didn't get credit for a no-hitter Sunday, is proposing now that all controversial decisions be decided by the official scorer and a writer covering each team involved in the game.

Melvin says that there is too much pressure on one individual to make such decisions.

Interestingly, the good folks at NORAD have adopted the same system and any nuclear strikes will now be decided by the President, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a sportswriter from the country about to get nuked.

2008-09-02 10:29:13
1.   bhsportsguy
I thought "War Games" and "Crimson Tide" change United States nuclear protocol forever.
2008-09-02 10:54:26
2.   Chyll Will
1 "Sex & The City" messed it up for everyone...
2008-09-02 11:35:12
3.   dianagramr

"Shall we play a Strat-O-Matic game?"

2008-09-02 11:36:51
4.   dianagramr
Hopefully the Baseball Court of Appeals won't have to rule on any incident involving "Hanging" Chad Moeller.
2008-09-02 12:00:17
5.   JL25and3
A long time ago I read a story that's almost certainly apocryphal, but I like it anyway.

Supposedly, after Harvey Haddix's famous performance, he received a postcard that he pinned over his locker. It read simply:

Dear Harvey,
Tough shit.

(CC: Doug Melvin)

2008-09-02 12:10:09
6.   Humma Kavula
5 Some people think it's time to add old Harvey to that list.

2008-09-02 12:20:22
7.   JL25and3
6 I don't think it matters - if anything, I think it would detract from his achievement. Add it to the list, and it's just #18. Instead, he's sui generis; it's not just a perfect game, it's the Haddix game.

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