Bill Miller was calling the Cubs and Rangers game yesterday and had a very ‘human’ moment which is hard to not appreciate. Derek Lowe of the Rangers was ahead in the count at 0-2 and tossed a pitch which was very close to being a strike, or a ball for that matter. Miller turned to the side like he was going to punch out the Cubs’ Carlos Villanueva, and all of a sudden paused as just about on the field (and in the stands) looked on very confused. Miller proceeded to call it a ball but the moment was captured on video, and for that we are thankful.
Jim Deshaies, who is a Cubs analyst, dubbed the pump fake as an umpire’s balk.