Umpire Changes His Mind Before Calling Strike Three – VIDEO
This is umpire Bill Miller, just flat out changing his mind, before calling a third strike, during a game between the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs, on Thursday, at Wrigley Field, in Chicago.
Rangers pitcher Derek Lowe threw a 0-2 pitch to Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva that was very close. Miller began to call Villanueva out on strikes, when he stopped himself abruptly, confusing everyone, including Lowe, who had started to leave the rubber.
In Miller’s defense, he never actually called the pitch a strike, and upon further review, it looks like he got it right, which is the most important thing
Lowe did strike out Villanueva during the at-bat, and the Cubs went on to win, 6-2.