"Coming events cast their shadows before."
--Ulysses, pg 165
On Sunday I attempted to unite this blog's two most common themes so far, baseball and James Joyce, in my discussion of Billy Sunday. Then last night I told a little story of how I witnessed the Padres beat the Mets with a walk-off grand slam last year. Well, I think the baseball gods were reading.
Today, the angry eyes of the baseball world are all on umpire Jim Joyce whose botched call ruined a perfect game this afternoon. The botched call came on what should have been the final out of a perfect game for Detroit's Armando Galarraga. Jim Joyce's name will forever be remembered in the baseball world for the gaffe.
And, in a game I watched in person before begrudgingly having to leave in the 8th inning for a prior engagement, the Padres beat the Mets...on a walk-off grand slam. Their second walk-off grand slam in the history of Petco Park, both against the Mets, both games I attended.