(Three Mostly) Bizarre Balks for Balki

1) Actually, that title is somewhat of a misnomer. This first balk is, like, totally obvious.

Show #9 (Season 2)
“The Unnatural”
Larry’s softball team has a chance of winning the championship, but with their star player unavailable, Larry’s hopes of winning the coveted trophy might rest on Balki’s shoulders

2) Okay, well this next one’s not so much obvious as perfect. It’s more like it’s so perfect that it should be a balk.

Show #32 (Season 3)
“Taking Stock”
Balki buys one share of stock in a cereal company and discovers that there aren’t the advertised number of raisins in a box. Knowing that the company is cheating the public, he decides to go to head office to complain.

3) And then there are the ones that are just so ridiculous. They make you wonder about the whole idea of a balk.

Show 77 (Season 5)
“Dog Day Mid-Afternoon”
Larry does all the work on an expose of a money-laundering scheme, but gets none of the credit. A disgruntled accountant arrives at the Chronicle with a bomb, upset that he has not gotten credit for his work on the scheme.

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It’s a shame his fastball is so marginal, because Tom Milone would be a fun guy to watch if he can stick.


Do umpires even know what they’re calling anymore?


Number 2 was not a balk.


I demand a GIF of the Mark Buehrle v. Joe West balk and toss.