Quotes: Senator Harry Reid on Tigers Pitcher Armando Galarraga’s Near-Perfect Game

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Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Armando Galarraga (right)

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“The 28-year-old player had just summoned the strength to throw the game of his life, but then somehow summoned the grace not to throw the tantrum he was entitled to. It was an incredible act of class and compassion, and incredible display of perspective and sympathy.”

— SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID, on floor of the Senate chamber on Monday, praising Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga for his handling of umpire Jim Joyce’s blown call that cost him a perfect game. (via The Detroit Free Press)