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Galarraga's Consolation Prize: Revised No-Hitter?

Only Bud Selig has the power to make what would be an unprecedented decision of going back and correcting Jim Joyce's blown call so Armando Galarraga gets his perfect game. One other option to somewhat fix this ugly situation, however, is for the official scorer to go back and give Galarraga a no-hitter. How? Well, the official scorer would have to watch replays of the Indians' only "hit" and decide whether it was actually a hit or really an error. Since the play wasn't fielded completely cleanly, the door on making the change to an error isn't shut, as FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports.

However, it is technically possible that the scoring decision on the play could be changed from a hit to an error – thus preserving a no-hitter. One replay angle showed that Galarraga may have juggled the ball after receiving the throw from first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

“I want to see it before I say anything,” official scorer Chuck Klonke said late Wednesday night, when told of the additional replay angle. “I want to look at it myself. I’d have to look at how the whole thing developed.”

A no-hitter a day later certainly wouldn't erase the fact that Galarraga was robbed of a perfect game, but it would be a step in the right direction. Although Galarraga deserves to have the call corrected so he gets his perfect game, a no-hitter wouldn't be a terrible consolation prize, especially since I doubt Bud Selig will do anything worthwhile in this matter.