Just When You Thought Humanity Had Reached A New Low, America’s Past Time Sport, Teaches Us Otherwise

Jim Joyce until the other day was unknown to most American, after blowing it by making a bad call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game, he did something that we should all learn to imitate.  He apologized, to the  young man who he prevented from joining an élite group of just 20 men since 1858 who have been able to pitch a perfect game in Major League Baseball.

Yet it doesn’t just end with the umpire Joyce doing the right thing, Armando Galarraga proved to be a humble man and did the right thing also.  Joyce was devastated for making the bad call and apologized to Galarraga in person and hugged him. Galarraga said that when Joyce came to apologize,

“He couldn’t even talk, he was crying,” Galarraga said. “I understand, nobody’s perfect.”

“I think a lot of applause should go to Armando Galarraga,” Joyce said. “Because he has been stand-up throughout out the whole thing.

Two class act, this is great not only for Major League Baseball but for us as well.  Now if only our leaders in Washington could do the same, imagine what effect that would have on our country.

Thank you,

Jim Joyce and Armando Galarraga for giving me  hope for at  least  one day that men can act honorably and do the right thing, even when they have made a terrible mistake.


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