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Home plate umpire Jim Joyce, left, shakes hands with Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga while handing the lineup card on the field before the Detroit Tigers-Cleveland Indians MLB baseball game in Detroit, Thursday. Galarraga lost his bid for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a disputed call at first base by Joyce on Wednesday night. (AP Photo)

Opinion: Joyce, Galarraga deserve respect for their actions

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There's only one person in the world I respect more than 23-year veteran Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce right now.

And that's Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga.

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The right-hander should be listed as the 21st pitcher in the history of the major leagues to ever have thrown a perfect game.

With one wrong call, Joyce negated history.

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