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We need a "Stop Guiliani" campaign

Like they had for Heath Shuler two years ago.

Why?

Because he gave Jeffrey freaking Maier the key to the city after he caught that Jeter "homer" in the 1996 ALCS.

No one who so clearly condones cheating (or at least very poor enforcement of the rules) will get my vote for president.

To reach the word limit, here's a recap from Player Magazine's "13 Worst Sports Calls Ever":

"7. The Jeffrey Maier Game
Baltimore at New York, 1996 MLB American League Championship Series Game 1
The Orioles led the Yankees 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning when Derek Jeter hit a deep fly ball to right field. Orioles outfielder Tony Tarasco seemed ready to come down with the ball when, from over the  fence, a glove appeared to deflect the ball into the stands. Umpire Rich Garcia erroneously ruled it a home run, which tied the game, and the  Yankees went on to win the game, the ALCS and the  World Series. The guilty party was Jeffrey Maier, a 12-year-old kid from New Jersey who received a ticket to the game at his World Series-themed bar mitzvah the previous week. And while his play  didn't exactly hand the Yankees a victory, it was the catalyst in the pivotal first game. New York would still need a Bernie Williams walk-off in the eleventh to win. Afterwards, Maier became a Big Apple  folk hero. He made the talk-show rounds, and was even given the key to the city by mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Eat your heart out, Steve Bartman. Maier would also become a rather distinguished ballplayer  himself, and holds the career hits record at Wesleyan University, a Division III school. In an ironic twist, Orioles owner Peter Angelos even considered drafting him. When Scott Erickson, the Orioles  Game 1 starter, heard that his team was considering drafting the boy that stole his playoff victory ten years before, he said he really  hoped the kid would make it to the majors, adding, 'so I can drill him.'"

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