Let me be the voice of reason here.

Nobody—not even Jim Joyce—is denying that he botched the biggest call of his life.

He has been nothing but apologetic about the mistake.

Still, he said that he and his family have received death threats over costing Armando Galarraga a perfect game on Wednesday—death threats !

That’s too far.

Let’s not forget Jim Joyce is a human being, a son, a brother, a husband, and a father.

He’s been an outstanding umpire for 22 years in the major leagues, umpiring two All-Star Games, six division series, three league championship series, and two World Series.

He screwed up, and he’ll have to live with that mistake for the rest of his life.

Isn’t that punishment enough?

There is one person in the world who has the right to hold a grudge against Joyce—Armando Galarraga.

Clearly, Galarraga doesn’t have any gripe with Joyce; neither should anyone else.

It’s time to call off the dogs—enough is enough.

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