One of the most exciting things in baseball is the 'perfect' game.
I went to a Seattle Mariners game when Randy Johnson threw a no-hitter into the 9th inning before giving up a hit. People started to notice the no-hitter around the 5th inning, and by the 8th inning the stadium was electric. Fans were on their feet, screaming and cheering every pitch.
Taking a perfect game into the 9th inning had to have been an incredible experience. That's why it's so unfortunate that the Tigers "lost" the perfect game with 2 out in the 9th. But, what makes it so tough is that, not only did the umpire blow the call, it was not even close.