Every baseball fan knows the words: For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game. But during the dramatic, 10-inning Game 5 of the World Series in which the Houston Astros eventually beat the LA Dodgers Sunday night, some fans thought that home plate umpire Bill Miller seemed a little eager to call those strikes.
New York Met Cody Decker tweeted out a screenshot of a called strike to Dodger Enrique Hernández that seemed especially egregious.
One fan pitched a montage that offered specific examples of Miller’s interesting definition of a strike zone.
While Miller has been known to have a generous strike zone for years, fans couldn’t keep themselves from firing jokes at the ump.
If some of the cracks about Miller’s eyesight and judgment seemed familiar, you may have seen them being tossed around last month. That’s whenwas one of the few people in the world who felt Canelo Alvarez beat Gennady Golovkin in a much-awaited Las Vegas fight.
Young sports buffs, take note: If you’ve got thin skin, best to stay out of umping, reffing or any other kind of sports judging in this age of social media.
Game 6 will be played on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. That’s Halloween, but it remains to be seen if batters will be tricked or treated.