Here is a still shot of the play, Galarrga has already caught the ball and is on the bag!
Umpire Jim Joyce felt like he made the right call at the time and in baseball, which is the rule. They don’t allow replays to be used in judgment calls only in calls when home run balls might be fair or foul. This rule needs to be changed! Once Joyce saw the replay after the game was over, he realized that he missed the call and tearfully apologized to Galarrga in person. This one call is going to follow both Joyce and Galarrga for the rest of their lives. Even if MLB goes back and reverses the call, which I would be shocked if they did, both guys will be known for this incident. There have been websites popping up today by fans who are disgusted with the call including firejimjoyce.com, also Joyce’s Wikipedia page as been getting edited with falsehoods since the call.
This all could have been avoided if MLB would allow replays on outs as well as fair/foul home run balls. I don’t think they should use replay for balls and strikes but for calls as clear as this one and whether or not the ball was caught cleanly. These plays are costing teams outs, wins, and history! Every other major sport uses replay. Let’s go MLB, get with the program!