Jim Joyce fessed up. Oh, how he fessed up.
Now, it’s time for Bud Selig to take a stand and prevent Armando Galarraga’s brilliant night from becoming one of the biggest embarrassments in recent baseball history.
Wednesday’s story was supposed to end with Galarraga riding on the shoulders of his teammates, after completing the first perfect game in Tigers history. Instead, we found Joyce pacing back and forth in the umpire’s room at Comerica Park, wearing his skivvies and the grim look of a man who knew he had erred, profoundly and tragically.