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Galarraga, Joyce Reunite At ESPYs

Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga and MLB umpire Jim Joyce made headlines around the nation after Joyce infamously blew a call that cost Galarraga a perfect game. Galarraga and Joyce’s gracious handling of the situation was met with praise around the world, and the two were back together again last night.

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Galarraga and Joyce presented the award for “Best Moment” at the 2010 ESPY awards in Los Angeles last night. The winner: Landon Donovan’s thrilling last minute goal against Algeria in the World Cup that put the United States through to the round of 16.

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The Tigers themselves lost out on the “Best Game” award to the United States/Canada gold medal match at the Olympics. “Game 163” between the Tigers and Twins was also nominated.

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Other Michigan-related nominees included Venus Williams, Mark Ingram, Charles Woodson and Ryan Miller, but all lost in their respective categories.