Those watching the Twins-Reds game Friday night in the bottom of the fourth inning witnessed a very scary moment when home-plate umpire Jerry Layne took a blow to the head from the barrel of a broken bat. Here is the video, from MLB.com:
Layne was immediately removed from the game and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. According to director of major league umpires Randy Marsh, via a Reds press release, all tests for Layne came back normal. For precautionary reasons, however, Layne will miss the rest of the Twins-Reds series and be temporarily replaced on the crew by Mark Lollo.