Wow.

Wow.

Words can’t describe what just occurred in the ninth inning at Comerica Park. Austin Jackson makes the catch of the year for the first out in the ninth to keep Armando Galarraga’s perfect game in tact. Then for the final out—what should have been the final out—first base umpire Jim Joyce blows the call and says Jason Donald is safe at first base. There were multiple things to break down on this final play.

I’m not quite sure where Miguel Cabrera was going to run over and field the grounder that would have been an easy out for the second baseman. Instead of staying on first and allowing Carlos Guillen to get ground the ball, Cabrera ran over, scoop up the ball and fired to Galarraga covering first base. And they still had Donald by a step. Unbelievable. Jackson’s catch won’t be talk about as much as it should be, but making that catch in that pressure situation is unreal. Very Willie Mays style too.

No matter who you were rooting for in this one, you have to feel horrible for Galarraga. He pitched an incredible game that will not go down in the books as a perfect game even though it was one.

I even feel bad for Jim Joyce. You know he will see the replay and feel the worst of anyone. There’s nothing he can do now. That’s the human element of baseball. He made the call and will have to live with it. He’s going to be known as the guy that screwed up the perfect game.

I honestly can’t find any other words besides wow.

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