That face. That face right there. The one that sheepishly tells you all you need to know about that call. The one that basically translates to the word "yikes". That's all we - as fans of fair play - need to see. Sports in general would be so much better off if players just subtly acknowledged when an injustice goes their way. I don't need to see a basketball players flopping only to enthusiastically hop up like they accomplished something when the whistle blows . I don't need hockey players taking a non-existent stick to the face only to lay on the ice repeatedly checking for blood they know isn't there. I certainly don't need to see a wide receiver trip over his own damn feet and and start giving himself a round of applause when he finally sees the yellow flag fly.
I tip my hat to Trevor Bauer because he displayed something that almost every other athlete is too subjective to, and that is self awareness. Gratitude for being the beneficiary of the doubt. This doesn't hold true for the play in question, but all athletes - to varying degrees - do their best to get one over on the officials. Is it too much to ask that they flash an expression of confirmation in the general direction of the camera when they are successful? In my estimation there is nothing worse than being ungrateful when gifted something you didn't earn. It might not look like it, but that concerned frown that came across Trevor Bauer's face was one of appreciation.