Difficult time for Joyce turns positive

Updated: June 4, 2010, 8:50 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Umpire Jim Joyce, who blew a call that cost a Detroit pitcher a perfect game, says he's grateful for all of the support he's gotten since his blunder.

From the White House to the State Department to the ballparks to casual fans, Joyce and Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga have been praised for their sportsmanship in the aftermath of Wednesday's call.

"Dealing with the public has been fantastic. I walked into the Detroit airport today and people were patting me on ...

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