At Detroit's Comerica
Park on the night of June 2, 2010, the nationally televised Detroit
Tigers-Cleveland Indians game offered children - indeed, Americans of
all ages - enduring lessons in compassion and personal responsibility.
The teachers were a pitcher, Armando Galarraga, and an umpire, Jim Joyce, improbably thrust into the
limelight after years in relative obscurity, and their dignity and grace
created a "teaching opportunity" for parents, teachers and coaches who
seek to shape children's values through sports.