Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Almost Perfect But Not Quite

Ouch. Detroit's Armando Galarraga was one out from a perfect game when a bad ump's call cost him his place in baseball, nah, world history.

First base ump, Jim Joyce, called Indians' (Boo!) Jason Donald safe at first and replay of the play later showed that Donald was out by about 500 miles. Joyce sucked it up and apologized:

"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."

Apologies don't make Hall of Famers, Joyce-y.

He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight on his huge pillah (Image/Picapp)


  1. I thought the league reversed the call, ultimately giving him the perfect game ...? Did I dream that on the news?

  2. No, but he did get a free Corvette out of it.