Joyce remains haunted by blown call

Updated: July 14, 2010, 10:47 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Umpire Jim Joyce is still bothered by his blown call that cost the Detroit Tigers' Armando Galarraga a perfect game in June.

Joyce joined Galarraga as presenters at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night. They shook hands onstage before announcing their category.

Joyce said backstage that he thinks about the incident every day and that the first couple of games he worked after the one on June 2 were very difficult.

He said that to this day the blown call haunts him.

Joyce said Galarraga deserved an explanation and an apology, but the forgiveness came from the pitcher.


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