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"Jim Joyce is standing up like a man today"

Jun 3, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

Joyce crying.jpgHere’s some pretty moving video of the exchange of lineup cards before the Tigers-Indians game today.  Jim Joyce takes the field and tears come to his eyes. He shakes Armando Galarraga’s hand and does his best to get to work.  The announcers laud him for “standing up like a man” in both coming out and doing his job today and in taking responsibility for his mistake last night.  Just gripping, gripping stuff.

Joyce has made his call.  Bud has made his. We must hold Bud’s feet to the fire over replay and improving umpiring, but those things notwithstanding, it’s time for everyone to move on, ain’t it?

  1. GregP - Jun 4, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Kudos to Jim Joyce for his ability to honestly recognize his error and do what he can about it. It would be nice if Mr. Selig could do the same. In this case, the error can be corrected without violating any of the “integrity of baseball”. the call was the last out of the game and getting it right would have ended the game. there is no question about what “could have happenned” if the call had been correct as the game would be over. Let’s see if the commissioner can show similar class and Mr. Joyce and correct his bad call yesterday and fix this situation for the integrity of the game if not just to be fair, honest and as classy and Jim Joyce.

  2. jack - Jun 4, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    this should be protested by gallarago. bud selig should be made to reverse his decision because of a protest not because of opinion.if acted upon within next day or two it would still be ok.also any calls that are of importance should be on replay.this would qualify as ,”of importance”.
    “lets go bud”

  3. chuck - Jun 4, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    Toledo is the home of the TIGERS TripleA club, the Mudhens.

  4. Paul Roggemann - Jun 4, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    How many ball / strike calls were missed during this game that could have resulted in WALK being issued to a batter?
    It is too bad that Joyce missed that call, but he is not solely responsible for the outcome.
    The game is the game, and the umps are part of it…PLAY BALL

  5. cnb - Jun 4, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    I think it is a miracle in itself and something that was meant to be. There is 20 other perfect games, what are the odds of an umpire blowing an obvious call to “mark” a perfect game. The news and media are infilterating minds with negativity, and therefore controlling peoples focus. The way these two dealt with this was a beautiful example of what this world needs, compassion, forgiveness, humility, strength. I’m so happy that the world got to witness this display of maturity and hope that they can take with them a piece of mind knowing life goes on and nobodies perfect.

  6. cnb - Jun 4, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    This rings so true. If your familiar with the gym and exercise you would understand the immense power of steroids. If those homerun records stand being so tainted as they are then this something real that cant be argued should absolutley be entered. Dont even reverse the call, just have writers and historians call it by its true name “Perfect Game”.

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