Hot Mic: Spanish broadcast of Phillies game picks up umpire audio after Diaz leaned over the plate to get hit by a pitch
A cheater simply cannot help what they are. The Phillies found that out during Game 1 of the World Series last night, when Astros pinch hitter Aledmys Diaz came up to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning.
With two runners in scoring position, a 2-0 count, and one out remaining between the Phillies and a Game 1 victory, Diaz did what every Astros player is accustomed to doing – weasel his way to a win.
Luckily, umpire James Hoye came through for the Phillies and called Diaz out on his bullshit. The broadcast we all listened to didn’t pick up Hoye’s exchange with Diaz, but the spanish one managed to get it on a hot mic.
Every once in a awhile, an MLB umpire does a great job behind the plate. Despite a handful of questionable strike/ball calls throughout the contest, Hoye got it right on the most important call of the game.
On the broadcast we all heard, announcer John Smoltz almost tried to justify what Diaz pulled. Once it was slowed down, it was pretty apparent what Diaz was trying to do.
John Smoltz, who never has anything nice to say about the Philadelphia Phillies, just couldn’t help himself.
Once a cheater, always a cheater. When the chips are down and their backs are against the wall, Houston had no choice but to revert to their cheating ways. Sad.
With the count reaching 3-0 following the blatant cheap play, Diaz still failed to reach base. He ended up being the final out of the contest, grounding out to third baseman Edmundo Sosa and handing the Phillies the Game 1 victory.
When asked if he was ‘shocked’ by the call following the contest, Diaz said, “Yeah, my first reaction was going to first and then he said I was leaning. Nothing you can do about it in the moment.”
The worst part about the Astros is that they refuse to embrace their role in the MLB ecosystem. They are the villains. The evil empire of baseball. Stop trying to run from it and just admit what you are. A bunch of losers who will attempt anything in the name of ‘winning’ a championship.
I could go on all day about this group of scumbags, but I’ll just let our leader and honorable chairman, Drew Smith, take it away.
A word from TLL’s Drew Smith:
If you’re leaning into pitches instead of trying to get a base hit with your team down one run and men on base then honestly, you’re just a loser. The Houston Astros (and their fans) have zero heart and no fight left already. We’re just one game into the World Series and all I see is a weak-minded, scared group of men facing a team that’s nickname is literally The Fightins.
Good luck when the series returns to Citizens Bank Park on Monday.
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