Braden threw a perfect game in 2010. He's now looking for a job. Armando Galarraga threw a would-be perfect game in 2010. He got dumped by the Astros. Phil Humber threw a perfect game in April, and he might get nontendered. Johan Santana threw a no-hitter in June and had his worst-ever season before being shut down…
After the shouldabeen perfect game, Armando Galarraga and Jim Joyce wrote a book together. Because they've got a business relationship, says MLB, Joyce would not be allowed to work any games involving Galarraga's teams.
No overturning Jim Joyce's call, and no perfect game for Galarraga. But there's this: "Given last night's call and other recent events, I will examine our umpiring system, the expanded use of instant replay and all other related features." [MLB]
In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like those of us subject to the whims of our flawed humanity. Some of us blow calls at first base. Others spend the night teepeeing a Wikipedia page.
A West Virginia man, dipping and wearing short shorts, watches the ninth inning of Armando Galarraga's masterpiece with his young children. Hilarity ensues.
Detroit's Armando Galarraga just threw the 21st perfect game in Major League history and the second one this week. Unfortunately, umpire Jim Joyce turned the 27th out into a infield hit with a horrendously botched call. (UPDATE: Joyce has apologized.)