one out from perfection's grasp
snatched by one bad call
Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers was ONE OUT away from a PERFECT GAME. Only twenty other men have pitched a perfect game. Jim Joyce, the first base umpire, BLEW THE CALL. We watched it and Galarraga got to first before the runner and hand the ball in glove and foot on the bag before the runner touched the base.
As a baseball fan, I am utterly disgusted by the bad call. We've watched a lot of sports commentary since the game ended and everyone agrees that the runner was OUT.
I just wanted to cry for Galarraga.
Jim Joyce's quote: "I just cost that kid a perfect game."
Yes you did, sir, yes you did.