Jim Joyce kept from umpiring D-backs

Updated: June 1, 2011, 11:36 PM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- A day before the anniversary of the game in which umpire Jim Joyce botched a call at first base that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game, Major League Baseball confirmed that Joyce is not allowed to umpire any series in which Galarraga's team plays, citing the pair's business relationship.

Joyce and Galarraga co-authored a book detailing the game last June 2 in which Joyce's call with two outs in the ninth inning kept the pitcher from tossing a perfect game. The book, "Nobody's ...

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