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No Such Thing as Retroactive Perfection

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Everybody loves a perfect ending. Everybody wants justice to be done and sports history to unfold before our eyes.

When perfection is thwarted, people get angry — from the White House to the Michigan Statehouse to cable television to the digital universe.

But the lesson of the blown call that ruined a Detroit pitcher's perfect game Wednesday is that you shouldn't — and can't — change the rules and overturn a result just because you don't like it.

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