Manny Machado’s “Pump Fake” (Sort Of) Makes It In An iPad Commercial

Orioles, Manny Machado make iPad commercial

Remember that Orioles game where Manny Machado pump faked a throw to first base and threw back to third to force Rays pinch runner Rich Thompson into a rundown? (Here’s the GIF in case you forgot.)

That game sort of made it’s way into an Apple iPad commercial and was spotted and posted by an Orioles fan on Reddit. It wasn’t the actual game, but the live box score from the At Bat app which was featured in the commercial.
Pretty random, I know. But neat to see that game make it in a commercial in any kind of form.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.