GIF: Home plate umpire takes flying bat to face mask
Rookie ump Gabe Morales took a fly bat to the face mask on Wednesday night. He was fine but geez.
Umpires have the most thankless job in baseball. We rip them apart whenever they make a mistake but rarely say a word when they do a good job. They also take a beating whenever they're behind home plate. Umpires get hit with foul tips just as often as catchers and they're in a much more vulnerable position.
Morales, who is in his first year as a big-league umpire, shook off the blow and continued the game. He's tough, he's an umpire.