Video: Detroit fans react to Joyce's blown call

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Let’s spend just a few more minutes in Detroit, wrapping up umpire Jim Joyce’s blown call Wednesday evening on what would have been the last out of a perfect game for Tigers starter Armando Galarraga.  Great fans of Detroit, take it away…

 

Craig complied a ton of reactions from HardballTalk’s own commenters earlier today.

Sheldon Ocker named winner of the 2018 J.G. Taylor Spink Award

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The Baseball Writers Association of America has named Sheldon Ocker the winner of the 2018 J.G. Taylor Spink Award. He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing” during Hall of Fame inductions in Cooperstown on July 29.

Ocker began covering the Indians for the Akron Beacon Journal in 1981 and did so until 2013, when he retired. He was national president of the BBWAA in 1985 and served as chair of the Cleveland Chapter 11 times. He named Ohio Sports Writer of the Year in 1997 and 2000 by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.