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Searching for meaning in the mistake

Blown call in Armando Galarraga's perfect game still haunts umpire Jim Joyce

Updated: January 9, 2011, 9:40 AM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jim Joyce's garage smells of old cigarettes and motor oil. It's early December, and he is at home playing solitaire on his laptop, which sits on a folding table that doubles as a desk. The wafting odor belies the comfort that the two refrigerators, flat-screen TV, Harley, bunny rabbit, countless Winston Light cigarette butts and solitude provide.

The space has become a necessary refuge for the man whose action on the night of June 2 -- and reaction -- brought instant ...

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