Posted April 25, 2013

Umpire John Hirschbeck Demonstrates How to Take a Foul Ball to the Junk with Style

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Umpire John Hirschbeck found himself on the receiving end of an A.J. Pierzynski foul tip in the fourth inning of last night’s Angels-Rangers game. It’s hard to watch. It’s even harder not to watch.

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This is actually the third time in recorded Internet history that Hirschbeck has taken one to the boys. It happened twice in 2011:

In each case, including last night’s, Hirschbeck remained in the game. Seems like somebody owes his cup a nice bottle of scotch.

(h/t LonestarBall)

4 comments
RodVenger
RodVenger

Poor guy should work with an ice pack stuffed in his cup, just in case.

OK
OK

If only we could do the same to Wall Street bankers, politicians, cable television pundits, and talk radio hosts.

amolad
amolad

He needs a Nutty Buddy.

Guaranteed full protection.

Neil_Janowitz
Neil_Janowitz

@amolad The founder of Nutty Buddy is an all-time great when it comes to underrated small-business-owning eccentrics.