I've been watching baseball for 43 years and I never complain about umps because I think bad calls even out over time. However, calling Jason Donald safe at first base to rob Armando Galarraga of a perfect game was inexcusable. That's the kind of situation where you call him out if it's close and it really wasn't that close. Jim Joyce flat out blew it. A perfect game is a once in a lifetime event for a player, for a team and for a fan. You can't blow a call in a situation like that. I think it's something that Joyce will never live down.
I heard Milt Wilcox's near perfect game on the radio in 1983 when Jerry Hairston, Sr got a hit after the first 26 batters were retired. Remembering that, I was thinking of all kinds of awful scenarios in my mind tonight. Maybe there would be an error or a hit batsman or a bloop single. Never did I think Galarraga would pitch a perfect game and get it taken away on a blown call.