Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bad Form

Yes, that is a Hook reference, but No, this isn't about a movie.

Umpire Jim Joyce's Blown Call Costs Armando Galarraga Perfect Game

A blown call by first base umpire Jim Joyce cost Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game.

Galarraga set down 26 straight Indians Wednesday night and stood one out away from the third perfect game of 2010 when he got shortstop Jason Donald to ground a slow roller to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Galarraga rushed to cover first, received the throw from Cabrera and touched the bag.

Joyce called Donald safe, but video replays clearly showed Galarraga had beaten Donald to the bag.

A full-time umpire since 1989, Joyce admitted his mistake after the game.

"I just cost that kid a perfect game," he said. "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 rest of the article here.

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