Missed perfection hurts pitcher and umpire

Updated: June 3, 2010, 1:54 AM ET
By Curt Schilling | ESPN

Umpires … Yeah, they're human.

Lord knows I had my share of disputes, and I'll be first in line to say there are umpires in the big leagues who have no business being there. I do believe they should be held to a standard, a major league standard in all aspects of everything they do.

Having said that, I watched in horror Wednesday night as Armando Galarraga lost a perfect game because of a blown call by umpire Jim Joyce. My heart broke for two reasons. First off, the kid did ...

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