Let that nervous exhale out yet Cubs fans?
A nice moment of levity between Anthony Rizzo and home plate umpire Angel Hernandez took place during last night after Hernandez called a strike on a pitch Rizzo thought was a ball.
One of the unwritten rules of baseball is you never show up the umpire. Hernandez could have easily interpreted it that way after Rizzo took off for first base when he called a strike.
Instead, we get the well-mannered Rizzo offering his apologies to Hernandez. After Rizzo told Hernandez, “my fault on that,” the umpire replied
“Your fault for what brother? Come on, you’re good, bro. You’re awesome with us. No, no worries. You’re competing. I understand. Don’t worry. You know what’s best of it? You come back and tell me that. That’s how good of a guy you are.”
Watch the exchange below.