Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mea Culpa

There's a sermon in here somewhere...

Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga is one out away from the 21st perfect game in MLB history. He covered 1st base on a slow infield grounder. He catches the ball and tags the base before the runner arrived. Umpire Jim Joyce called him SAFE!

After the game, Joyce watched the video replay. Overcome with emotion, he did something almost unheard of in the macho world of professional sports...he admitted his mistake. "It was the biggest call of my career, and I kicked the sh*t out of it. I just cost that kid a perfect game."

The next day, with Public Enemy #1 taking the field in Detroit as home plate umpire, Galarraga gives the lineup card Joyce and exchange a handshake. Joyce is reduced to tears.

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