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Searching for meaning in the mistake

Seven months ago, veteran Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game in Detroit. And every day, something trips Joyce's memory about his devastating mistake and the subsequent fallout. ESPN.com's Amy K. Nelson examines Joyce's life as he comes to terms with his imperfect call in a would-be perfect game.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 11:21 AM ET

Seven months ago, veteran Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game in Detroit. And every day, something trips Joyce's memory about his devastating mistake and the subsequent fallout. ESPN.com's Amy K. Nelson examines Joyce's life as he comes to terms with his imperfect call in a would-be perfect game. Outside the Lines



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