"If they can overturn calls like that, I think they should overturn Galarraga's no-hitter. If that's what they are starting to do when an umpire makes a mistake, then we have to live with it."
“There was just no precedent to reverse a call like that. I think it opens up a huge can of worms.”
I knew it. I knew this would come up. Galarraga. Precedents. Whatnot. At least it seems as though the umpires are appropriately wary of getting the call wrong. Why they couldn't, you know, talk over Galarraga's game before walking off the field (seriously, where the hell was 2B umpire Jim Wolf? Or 3B umpire Derryl Cousins?) is beyond me. But this isn't about Galarraga, it's about a play that ultimately didn't hurt the Astros - but it doesn't mean they're not upset about it.