Jim Joyce = the worst MLB umpire ever.

<p>end of story.</p>

<p>Terrible. Terrible. Absolutely freakin terrible.</p>

<p>More important news for me: Ken Griffey Jr. just retired. One of the all time greats.</p>

<p>I've gotta admit... it was one of the worst regular season calls in recent memory...</p>

<p>total d-bag.</p>

<p>Every single professional analyst said it was a horrible call. It's got to be one of the worst calls in recent sports history</p>

<p>how horrible!! I felt bad for the pitcher who got robbed from a perfect game.</p>

<p>That sucks</p>

<p>absolutely no doubt</p>

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<p>Sucks really bad for him, but the umps aren't always perfect and at least the ump admitted it and I bet he feels horrible. I blame the MLB for not making a rule to be able to use replay more.</p>

<p>There's plenty of blame to go around</p>

<p>Jim Joyce should go cry himself to sleep. And so should Bud Selig for not having a brain to come up with this thing called instant replay in the MLB.</p>

<p>As a Tigers fan, this makes me absolutely sick. We have very few bright spots in the news when it comes to Detroit and this would have been one of them. Now, that's ruined. I showed my host family a clip of what happens. The good news- I now know how to complain about umps in 2 languages :/</p>

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<p>Too true .</p>

<p>I feel terrible for all parties involved. Joyce admitted his mistake - something umpires rarely do - and apologized (in tears) to Galarraga in person following the game. So for that I'm willing to cut him a little bit of slack. He cost the Tigers and Galarraga a perfect game, but this will follow him for the rest of his life. </p>

<p>Umpires are human, and humans make mistakes. Replay should be a part of baseball, like it is in almost every other sport. It is unfortunate that the call happened on such a big stage.</p>

<p>^ The more unfortunate thing is that all of this could have been avoided. Ugh. The MLB needs to grow up and get over it, instant replay is the way to avoid this.</p>

<p>everyone makes mistakes. his body of work should outweigh this one game, but he did miss this particular call.</p>

<p>i honestly feel terrible for the ump... the sad truth is that an umpire only garners attention for the bad calls that they make. An entire career of excellent umpiring will be overshadowed by one single call. While it was an unqestionably bad call, in real speed and in such a crucial moment, the call becomes that much more difficult to make, and most humans are bound to make a mistake every once in a while. I admire the guy for being accountable for his error in judgement. I also admire the pitcher for remaining calm, and although he may not have officially achieved a perfect game, people will admire him for his compusure and understanding, ultimately projecting him in an excellent light. Also, the pitcher forgave the ump and seems to have gotten over it, maybe we all should do the same</p>

<p>^ I've already forgiven the ump. I have been on both sides of the plate (pitcher and ump). I know how hard it is. </p>

<p>I think the thing that people are more p**sed about than anything (consciously or unconsciously) is that the MLB still refuses to use instant replay. Something that undoubtedly would've rectified this whole situation almost instantly.</p>

<p>Still, Jim Joyce has been around forever, and he knows better. If there's a close call (which this wasn't), it's "better" to call him out and give the perfect game. You should only be calling the batter safe if you're damn sure he's safe. Keep in mind this was a routine out in MLB. </p>

<p>Joyce knew that. He took a big risk. There's talk about him being from Ohio and all that, but I doubt that was the issue. He just took an unnecessary burden on himself--even if he thought it was a close call at the time, there'd be much less talk about him calling the runner out and giving the perfect game on a close call rather than robbing the pitcher of a perfect game. </p>

<p>And when the replays showed that it wasn't even close, it made his call even worse.</p>