Is This The Worst Call In The History Of Sports?

06.03.10 8 years ago 22 Comments

In case you’ve been too busy watching real sports to notice, MLB pitching has gotten much better thanks to the fact that hitters have stopped injecting steroids into their bums. There have been two perfect games in the last month, only the 19th and 20th instances in MLB history. Last night was going to be the 21st thanks to Detroit Tigers pitcher, Armando Galarraga. That was until umpire Jim Joyce remembered section 5 paragraph 12 of the Unwritten Sports Manual that states that nobody from Detroit shall ever know the feeling of joy again. Joyce then decided to call the Indians’ Jason Donald safe at first base even though he was clearly out by a mile 2/3 of the way through the ninth inning.

I had no clue who Jim Joyce was, so I visited his Wiki page at about 11 last night and saw that a few Tigers fans had taken some liberties with Joyce’s history:

James A. Joyce III (October 3 1955 – June 2, 2010) is the very worst umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League (AL) from 1987 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000.

…and *COMPLETELY* fucked up Armando Galarraga’s perfect game against the Cleveland Indians on June 2nd, 2010. ARE YOU KIDDING ME.

Perfect Game blown call
• Major league profile
On June 2nd, 2010, he umpired 1st base at the Tigers-Indians game. Armando Galarraga had pitched a perfect game through 8 and 2/3’s innings. On a possibly the worst call in the history of sports, Jim Joyce called Jason Donald safe at 1st base. Replays showed Scott was out by about 2 feet.
HE IS BLIND. Someone put him out of his misery. He doesn’t deserve a penus [sic].


Jim Joyce is a big fat joe (Gay)

JIm Joyce sucks d*ck

Here’s hoping Joyce stays far away from 8 mile in all of his future travels. Here’s also hoping that he has a nice Career Builders account set up. He might need it soon.

When was the last time baseball was in the news for being awesome? Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

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