Savannah's post got me thinking about the balk rule, undoubtedly developed by Buddhist monks on a mountaintop in the snow, hundreds of years ago.
What's the worst balk call you've seen or heard of?
(1)State playoff game, windy day, tying run on third, pitcher comes set and a gust of wind knocks his cap off so he instinctively grabs for it-BALK!!!
Maybe technically correct, but just horrible.
(2) My son on the mound, so it has my interest, and he does a rapid spin and throws to first, same move he has made for 2 years of high school ball, with zero balk calls- American Legion ump calls a balk, and says he has to "gain ground" with his move. I still don't know what that one meant.....