Good instincts led ESPN to nail a shot of New York Yankees Tim Leary apparently sneaking something into his mouth Sunday night.
As Orioles manager John Oates came out to complain about a scuffed ball in the bottom of the fifth, Scott Maynard, who was manning the high-third base camera at Camden Yards, heard play-by-play man Jon Miller surmise that Oates thought Leary was scuffing the ball. He immediately zoomed in on the Yankees pitcher.
Producer Bruce Connal and director Marc Payton saw the shot on the replay monitor in the production truck. They stayed with the live action Oates, Yankees Manager Buck Showalter and umpire Terry Craft pow-wowing at the mound before airing smoking-gun replay.