It’s a small world out there, and a Toledo, Oh. resident is learning that the hard way this week.
Toledo resident Jim Joyce has been receiving nasty phone calls since Armando Galarraga was robbed of a perfect game by the umpire of the same name on Wednesday. Joyce shares his major league counterpart’s hometown as well, which has led to a lot of angry calls from disgruntled baseball fans.
“I would guess (the number of calls) 40 would be conservative,” Joyce said. “They were coming in…four or five at a time it seemed like, with call waiting and everything.
A lot of them are vulgar things. Some of them were funny about me needing new glasses but then they’d follow it up with vulgarity as well.”
Joyce’s home phone number and address were posted on Facebook, leading to Joyce cancelling his home phone service.
This should serve as a lesson, that in the end this is a sport and these things can’t be taken too seriously.