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How Joyce Coped After Bad Call in Perfect Game

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Had he wanted to, Jim Joyce probably could have asked that his police escort follow him all the way to Toledo. That would have been understandable. Before his blown call Wednesday night at Comerica Park turned into a national referendum on grace, humility and sportsmanship -- and whether baseball should utilize more instant replay -- Joyce sat in the umpires room in the bowels of the stadium with no idea where it all might lead. But he feared the worst. The plan before the game had been to drive to Toledo to stay with his mother, as he always did when he had a series to work in Detroit.

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