If you, dear reader, click the above photo and read the description below it, you will see something written with great haste. Whoever is tasked with labelling the rapid-fire images that fly into Getty Images headquarters during a tightly-contested World Series game understandably made some…mistakes when creating the image caption, which goes as follows:
DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 28: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after a pitch by Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers in the first inning during Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
No, Max Scherzer was not traded mid-game, nor did he throw a pitch to teammate Miguel Cabrera. Tight deadlines are bad enough without the incredibly unusual act of a batter calling for an appeal on his own check swing. Ballsy stuff, Miggy. I’ve heard of hitters with a strong knowledge of the strikezone but this is on a whole other level.