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Joyce and Galarraga to write a book

Posted on: January 24, 2011 8:26 pm
 
Now-Diamondback pitcher Armando Galarraga planning a book with umpire Jim Joyce about their near-perfect game and its aftermath, the Detroit News writes.

Joyce told the newspaper about the book project at a youth Athletics fundraiser in his hometown of Maumee, Ohio, just south of the Michigan border.

Joyce's incorrect call cost Galarraga a perfect game and the way the two handled the situation has been widely praised by those in and out of baseball. Galarraga took it in stride, while Joyce admitted his error and apologized.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 10:50 pm
 

Joyce and Galarraga to write a book

Joyce's incorrect call cost Galarraga a perfect game and the way the two handled the situation has been widely praised by those in and out of baseball.

I was one of those people who praised the handling of the situation, but my god, this is just sucking the teat dry. No one can deny the value of sportsmanship, but the bottom line is the ump blew the damn call. I'd be more compelled to read a book about the lack of quality in sports officiating than some grab-assy feel-good mumbo-jumbo that only came to be after some one failed to do their job and get the call right. Players make all-time gaffes and they get branded for life...an ump makes an all-time gaffe and now he gets positive publicity in a book. What a crock of S***.


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