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Hubie
06-22-2012, 11:06 PM
"Scary" doesn't even begin to describe this.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120622&content_id=33750018&vkey=news_min&c_id=min

Wibbins
06-22-2012, 11:14 PM
Why is it that umps get hit EVERYWHERE BUT WHERE THE PADDING IS!?! Like WTF, there's one where the ball bounces and hits the umps testicles, up underneath the cup basically. My God, I wouldn't be surprised if he got a concussion from that.

NJCardFan
06-23-2012, 12:12 AM
Why is it that umps get hit EVERYWHERE BUT WHERE THE PADDING IS!?! Like WTF, there's one where the ball bounces and hits the umps testicles, up underneath the cup basically. My God, I wouldn't be surprised if he got a concussion from that.

I umpired for a couple of years and can't count how many times I was hit in unpadded places like the forearm, my side, in the thigh, ankle, side of the foot. Ridiculous.

Hubie
06-23-2012, 12:49 AM
It's kind of hard to make out, but here's what I see happening. The lower part of where the bat broke was where the batter's upper hand was. The batter's grip kept the bat pieces together longer than they normally would be and the upper piece got carried through the entire swing right into the umpire's head. I hope the umpire will be okay (sounds like he's very well-respected in MLB) and that the batter doesn't feel too much guilt.

NJCardFan
06-23-2012, 01:12 AM
It's kind of hard to make out, but here's what I see happening. The lower part of where the bat broke was where the batter's upper hand was. The batter's grip kept the bat pieces together longer than they normally would be and the upper piece got carried through the entire swing right into the umpire's head. I hope the umpire will be okay (sounds like he's very well-respected in MLB) and that the batter doesn't feel too much guilt.

Looking at the super slow mo the barrel of the bat caught him right on the side of the mask. Even though it hit the mask, it still jars the hell out of you. I've been hit square in the mask before and had to take a few minutes so I can't imagine getting hit in a way that you weren't meant to.