GM Gives Corvette to Tigers Pitcher Galarraga

Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was robbed of a perfect game against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night, but GM found his performance impressive enough in the Tigers' 3-0 shutout to hand him the keys to a 2010 Chevy Corvette convertible.

That's some consolation prize.

Galarraga retired 26 straight Indians' batters before the 27th and final batter, Jason Donald, stepped to the plate. Donald hit a ground ball between first and second base, which was fielded by Tiger’s first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera threw to Galarraga, who stepped on first base, but umpire Jim Joyce blew the call and said Donald was safe. Galarraga had to settle for a 3-0 shutout.

Shortly after the game ended, Joyce admitted to missing the call at the base, saying, "I just cost that kid a perfect game. I thought he beat the throw. I was convinced he beat the throw, until I saw the replay. It was the biggest call of my career." The umpire apologized to Galarraga last night.

GM North American President Mark Reuss found the performance impressive enough anyway. No matter what the record books say, Reuss decided Galarraga deserved recognition for his achievement.

One has to wonder what kind of car Galarraga would have gotten for a perfect game.


Gov't Motors

"Here's your Corvette Mr. Galarraga, be sure to vote for Obama in the fall"


What a world
A guy get paid big bucks
for play baseball
So he gets a new car for nothing
I thought policeman
and fireman show impressive
performance everyday
and they are getting layoff
What a world


He'll trade it for a Mercedes or BMW...if he doesn't already own one.

Gov't Motors

Galarraga has the expression of "Wow, am I old enough to drive a Vette? Do I have any gray hair?"

Better get yourself some Raybans and a Members Only outfit my man. And get rid of that Obama Sticker from the rear bumper!


Is it me or is the Vette becoming less attractive looking?

Troy S.

Did taxpayers pay for this car?


Yes tax-payers have paid for the car.



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