Unlike my right-wing contemporaries, I do admit when I'm wrong, or when I go too far, and yesterday night, I went too far, RE Umpire Jim Joyce.
Don't get me wrong - it was still the worst, and most significanlty bad, call in MLB history.
But Joyve showed a lot of class after the game, and at today's game. And Galarraga himself showed a lot of class both on and off the field. No dramatics, no whining. Hey: HE knew he threw a perfect game, so what does the rest of it really matter, huh? But I would be remiss to continue to rant and rave about Joyce after he had admitted his mistake, apologized to - and was forgiven by - Galarraga. My anger was REALLY aimed at the umpires of old that I remember, who would stedfastly refuse to acknowledge even the most nboneheaded calls as mistakes. So I have been shamed by the class and sportsmanship displayed by these two men. And as pationately as I feel about this, it just goes to show that you shouldn't go writing anything - that anyone else will see- when you're REALLY angry. This is the third time in my life that I've broken that rule and each time I've written something that I've regretted.
And while I would have reversed the call, I'm not surprised that
Plus, I'm sure Joyce will love the fact that for the rest of his life, he'll be known as "the guy who screwed up the perfect game." LOL.
So every now and then, there is SOME justice. :)