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11 Years Ago Today: Armando Galarraga’s almost perfect game

Written by Noah Gagnon

11 years ago today the biggest atrocity in the history of professional baseball occured. Now infamous bozo umpire Jim Joyce held immortality in his hands with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, took that immortality and said “I got no need for this,” and proceeded to urinate on it. He called a runner who was narrowly out safe at first base, robbing Galarraga of out 27/27, and a perfect game.

11 years later, this is still one of the most enraging incidents I’ve ever encountered in my 19 years on this planet. Its the bottom of the ninth with two outs, a perfect game is on the line and you’re right on top of the base. How do you miss this. I’m still surprised the entire Detroit Tigers organization didn’t come out of the tunnels and stone that guy like he stole cattle in ancient Rome.

Jim Joyce has gotta hate June 2, right? I mean every year it’s just a chance for asshole bloggers like me to completely rip the guy for the biggest mistake of my life. Kinda makes me regret wishing stoning upon him, but like he blew a perfect game so not really. As someone who is 3 days away from embarking on the start of his little league umpiring career, I’m positive I’m not gonna mess anything up as bad as Joyce. If a kids an out away from perfection, you bet your ass the strike zone is opening up, and I’m giving him every call possible. I respect the game. Unlike someone else…

About the author

Noah Gagnon

19-year-old student. MMA Enthusiast. 2014 Bedminster Middle School Boys Mile Run Second Place. BJJ White Belt. Kind Guy.