Q: What does Washington, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, St Louis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Dodgers, Arizona, Padres, Seattle, Angels, Oakland, Texas, Kansas, Detroit, White Sox, Toronto, Boston, Tampa, Baltimore, and the Yankees have in common?

A: They all have a higher winning percentage thus far with 2 weeks left this season than the NY Mets!

In fact, all but two teams in the AL have better percentages than the Mets.

That is all.

And in that moment when he had a perfect game so unfairly taken away from him, he smiled. In the interview after the game, he simply said that he wasn’t sure about the call but he was proud of his game. When told afterward that Joyce felt terrible about the missed call, Galarraga said that he wanted to go tell Joyce not to worry about it, that people make mistakes.

Galarraga pitched a perfect game on Wednesday night in Detroit. I’ll always believe that. I think most baseball fans will always believe that. But, more than anything, it seems that Galarraga will always believe it. The way he handled himself after the game, well, that was something better than perfection. Dallas Braden’s perfect game was thrilling. Roy Halladay’s perfect game was art. But Armando’s Galarraga’s perfect game was a lesson in grace.

And when my young daughters ask, “Why didn’t he get mad and scream about how he was robbed?” I think I will tell them this: I don’t know for sure, but I think it’s because Armando Galarraga understands something that is very hard to understand, something we all struggle with, something I hope you will learn as you grow older: In the end, nobody’s perfect. We just do the best we can.

(via Joe Posnanski / SI)

..whoa, great article regarding yesterdays game.