Even the best aren't always perfect. An anonymous poll of 100 players conducted by ESPN The Magazine named Jim Joyce the best umpire in baseball.
Joyce, best-known for his infamous missed call that cost Detroit's Armando Galarraga a perfect game, received 53 percent of the votes. Tim McClelland (who was criticized for his performance in last season's ALCS) was second, followed by Jim Wolf.
CB Bucknor, Joe West and Angel Hernandez were the worst umpires, according to the poll.
The poll also showed the players polled are against instant replay, supported Bud Selig's handling of Galarraga's perfect game and gave umpiring in baseball an overall grade of "B."
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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