How quickly we forget, but Armando Galarraga's near-perfect game almost ended before Jim Joyce's blown call.
On the first pitch of the ninth inning, Mark Grudzielanek hit what looked like a sure-fire double into left-center field. But Austin Jackson, the Tigers' young centerfielder, did his best Willie Mays impression. Unfortunately, instead of being one of the most clutch plays in Tigers history, it's a footnote to one of the weirdest games you will ever see.
Here's the 9th inning from tonight's game, in its entirety:
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