Perhaps the only thing more embarrassing than losing to the 2022 Cincinnati Reds is losing to the 2022 Cincinnati Reds because of a balk.
A walk-off balk:
A few things I love about that play, in addition to just the general weirdness of seeing a walk-off balk:
1.) The announcer was going CRAZY. That was like a walk-off grand slam-level call. That was fun. Do the sound on if you haven’t already.
2.) Matt Wisler would not leave the mound. He just wanted to stand there as long as he could, holding out his arms like, “What did I do? WHAT DID I DO?!?!”
3.) The umpire was absolutely certain there was a balk. The glove jiggled or something. I don’t know. No one knows what a balk is. But that guy knew.