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September 9, 2010
Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga is ho-hum about being on the mound for the first time with umpire Jim Joyce since their infamous moment together. "It will be no big deal," Galarraga said Thursday. Galarraga is the probable pitcher and Joyce is scheduled to be behind the plate Friday night when Detroit hosts Baltimore. "Apprehensive, but also kind of excited about it," Joyce said Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. Joyce cost Galarraga a perfect game on June 2 when he blew a call at first base, signaling Cleveland's Jason Donald safe on what should've been the game-ending out. The veteran and respected umpire acknowledged he made the wrong call after the game and sought out Galarraga to apologize.
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November 20, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
There is a leftover tidbit to this year's World Series Game 3, when umpire Jim Joyce called obstruction at third base to end the game and send the Boston Red Sox to defeat. When Joyce's father died in 2009, among the things buried with him was a Red Sox cap. "He was flipping over in his grave when I made that call," Joyce says. There are umpires and there is Jim Joyce. He doesn't want to be special, other than to have people know he does a good job. But a triangle of fate and circumstance has singled him out. Oct. 26, 2013, St. Louis, World Series Game 3 The Cardinals and Red Sox were tied in the ninth inning, 4-4, when Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia rose from tagging out Yadier Molina at the plate to see Allen Craig running toward third base.
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November 20, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
There is a leftover tidbit to this year's World Series Game 3, when umpire Jim Joyce called obstruction at third base to end the game and send the Boston Red Sox to defeat. When Joyce's father died in 2009, among the things buried with him was a Red Sox cap. "He was flipping over in his grave when I made that call," Joyce says. There are umpires and there is Jim Joyce. He doesn't want to be special, other than to have people know he does a good job. But a triangle of fate and circumstance has singled him out. Oct. 26, 2013, St. Louis, World Series Game 3 The Cardinals and Red Sox were tied in the ninth inning, 4-4, when Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia rose from tagging out Yadier Molina at the plate to see Allen Craig running toward third base.
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October 28, 2013 | By A.J. Ellis
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be offering his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and .316 in the NL Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Ellis is familiar with the Boston Red Sox, a team the Dodgers faced during the regular season. The group of men who are on your television screen and involved on every pitch of the most important series of the year, only have one goal - to not be noticed.
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August 24, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Major League Baseball Umpire Jim Joyce made one of the most critical and  and fan-popular calls of his career the other night in Phoenix. But it had nothing to do with America's pastime. The 24-year veteran umpire rushed to perform life-saving CPR on a food service worker before the game this week between the Florida Marlins and the hometown Arizona Diamondbacks, Russ Amaral, vice present of ballpark operations, told the Los Angeles Times. Joyce, the game's umpire crew chief who was scheduled to call balls and strikes behind the plate, was walking down a ramp that leads to the umpire's dressing room when he spotted trouble, Amaral said.
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June 29, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER
TEXAS Schedule: 7 tonight; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Television: Fox Sports West both nights. Radio: KLAC (570), XPRS (1090). Pitching matchups: Omar Olivares (6-5, 3.39 ERA) vs. John Burkett (1-3, 7.20 ERA) tonight; Ken Hill (3-7, 4.97 ERA) vs. Ryan Glynn (1-2, 7.46 ERA). Last series: The Angels handled the Rangers, winning two of three games in Arlington in early April. Olivares didn't allow a run in 7 1/3 innings during a 10-0 victory on April 10. Garret Anderson and Randy Velarde each had four hits in that game.
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March 31, 1999 | Times Wire Services
Tim McClelland and Jerry Crawford are baseball's top umpires, and Ken Kaiser and Charlie Williams are the worst, according to a survey by the players' association. Players rated umpires on physical condition, physical and mental toughness, accuracy of calls on the bases, accuracy of calls at the plate, consistency, temperament, respect for players and overall capacity.
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August 16, 2013 | Bill Shaikin
A 144-year-old sport that popularized the phrase "kill the ump" now has a 21st century idea: Correct the ump. In a radical step for a sport steeped in tradition, Major League Baseball announced Thursday its intention to make instant replay available on almost all calls made by umpires, starting next year, pending the expected approval of owners, players and umpires. "This is a historic day," Commissioner Bud Selig said at the owners' meetings in Cooperstown, N.Y. Selig long had resisted any use of replay, citing the charm of the human element and the concern over whether lengthy video reviews might stall games.
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October 28, 2013 | By A.J. Ellis
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be offering his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and .316 in the NL Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Ellis is familiar with the Boston Red Sox, a team the Dodgers faced during the regular season. The group of men who are on your television screen and involved on every pitch of the most important series of the year, only have one goal - to not be noticed.
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August 22, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jim Joyce is a 24-year veteran of Major League Baseball who is probably best known as the umpire who robbed Detroit's Armando Galarraga of a perfect game in 2010. Until now. Now his claim to fame will be something much more important -- saving the life of another human being. Joyce was walking through the tunnel at Chase Field on Monday with the other three members of the umpiring crew about 90 minutes before the Arizona Diamondbacks-Miami Marlins game when he saw a woman having a seizure.
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August 16, 2013 | Bill Shaikin
A 144-year-old sport that popularized the phrase "kill the ump" now has a 21st century idea: Correct the ump. In a radical step for a sport steeped in tradition, Major League Baseball announced Thursday its intention to make instant replay available on almost all calls made by umpires, starting next year, pending the expected approval of owners, players and umpires. "This is a historic day," Commissioner Bud Selig said at the owners' meetings in Cooperstown, N.Y. Selig long had resisted any use of replay, citing the charm of the human element and the concern over whether lengthy video reviews might stall games.
NATIONAL
August 24, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Major League Baseball Umpire Jim Joyce made one of the most critical and  and fan-popular calls of his career the other night in Phoenix. But it had nothing to do with America's pastime. The 24-year veteran umpire rushed to perform life-saving CPR on a food service worker before the game this week between the Florida Marlins and the hometown Arizona Diamondbacks, Russ Amaral, vice present of ballpark operations, told the Los Angeles Times. Joyce, the game's umpire crew chief who was scheduled to call balls and strikes behind the plate, was walking down a ramp that leads to the umpire's dressing room when he spotted trouble, Amaral said.
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August 22, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Jim Joyce is a 24-year veteran of Major League Baseball who is probably best known as the umpire who robbed Detroit's Armando Galarraga of a perfect game in 2010. Until now. Now his claim to fame will be something much more important -- saving the life of another human being. Joyce was walking through the tunnel at Chase Field on Monday with the other three members of the umpiring crew about 90 minutes before the Arizona Diamondbacks-Miami Marlins game when he saw a woman having a seizure.
SPORTS
September 9, 2010
Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga is ho-hum about being on the mound for the first time with umpire Jim Joyce since their infamous moment together. "It will be no big deal," Galarraga said Thursday. Galarraga is the probable pitcher and Joyce is scheduled to be behind the plate Friday night when Detroit hosts Baltimore. "Apprehensive, but also kind of excited about it," Joyce said Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. Joyce cost Galarraga a perfect game on June 2 when he blew a call at first base, signaling Cleveland's Jason Donald safe on what should've been the game-ending out. The veteran and respected umpire acknowledged he made the wrong call after the game and sought out Galarraga to apologize.
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June 5, 2010
Armando in Anaheim:An All-Star among us Bud Selig handled the imperfect game perfectly, admitting that baseball needs to reform its replay system but refusing to overturn the blown call that cost Detroit's Armando Galarraga a perfect game. That would have set an untenable precedent, with teams petitioning for retroactive relief from judgment calls: Hey, Bud, the Angels want to redo Game 2 of the 2005 American League Championship Series, when Doug Eddings said his "strike-three mechanic" did not indicate he had called A.J. Pierzynski out. This is not to say the commissioner should do nothing for Galarraga.
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June 3, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
When baseball introduced limited instant replay in 2008, Bud Selig rejected the notion that a system that enabled umpires to review some plays but not others inevitably would be expanded. "Not as long as I'm the commissioner," Selig said then. So much for that. Amid a wave of national outrage over the blown call that cost Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game Wednesday, Selig said Thursday he would consider broadening the use of instant replay. "There is no dispute that last night's game should have ended differently," Selig said in a statement.
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June 2, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers is one out from a perfect game. Jason Donald of the Cleveland Indians hits a fly ball, high and deep, right down the line. The umpire signals home run. The perfect game is lost. Or not. The ball was so close to the foul pole that the umpires decide to review the play. The video makes clear the ball was foul. The perfect game is not lost. In this alternate universe, there is baseball justice. There is no justice in what happened to Galarraga in Detroit on Wednesday.
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June 3, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
We had a truly wonderful moment this week. Somebody hit the pause button on the daily noise in our world of sports. The anger and finger-pointing went on hold. The win-at-all-costs, the pressure-cooker pursuit of power and prominence, momentarily halted. For this, we can thank an umpire and a pitcher, neither of whom we had heard of before. Jim Joyce and Armando Galarraga turned a baseball game into a teaching moment. Henceforth, Little League instructional sessions should include pitching, hitting and behaving like Mr. Joyce and Mr. Galarraga.
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June 3, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
We had a truly wonderful moment this week. Somebody hit the pause button on the daily noise in our world of sports. The anger and finger-pointing went on hold. The win-at-all-costs, the pressure-cooker pursuit of power and prominence, momentarily halted. For this, we can thank an umpire and a pitcher, neither of whom we had heard of before. Jim Joyce and Armando Galarraga turned a baseball game into a teaching moment. Henceforth, Little League instructional sessions should include pitching, hitting and behaving like Mr. Joyce and Mr. Galarraga.
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June 2, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers is one out from a perfect game. Jason Donald of the Cleveland Indians hits a fly ball, high and deep, right down the line. The umpire signals home run. The perfect game is lost. Or not. The ball was so close to the foul pole that the umpires decide to review the play. The video makes clear the ball was foul. The perfect game is not lost. In this alternate universe, there is baseball justice. There is no justice in what happened to Galarraga in Detroit on Wednesday.
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