High School Pitcher Hits Ump in Face With Pitch

Submitted by: littlemissqt 8 years ago Sports

It"s your call I-A-Bers, did this high school pitcher and catcher plan this out? I"m going with ""yes.""
There are 52 comments:
Female 41
Muahahaha about time the pitcher got owned. probabaly the same one that does my softball games.
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Male 7
It was intentional. I`m a catcher and I know what they did. The catcher calls for a high fastball and then drops down like it`s going to be a curve in the dirt. Then people think it`s an accident and the pitcher gets a free shot at the ump. I actually had a coach tell me to do that once if the ump made another bad call.
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Male 65
it was just a miscommunication. The catcher thought it would be in the dirt and he went down to his knees so early because of the man on second, he didn`t want it to get away from him. and it seemed like he pulled the glove away last minute to hit the ump, but he was just doing it so that he could have a continuous momentum for his throw to 3rd base, he would need it if he was going to throw from his knees
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Female 377
Who cares? Why would something this stupid and unimportant be on the news?

How sad.

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Male 84
if the catcher hadn`t ducked the ball wouldn`t have hit him im going to say accident
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Male 379
that`s what happens when you make to many bad calls.
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Male 79
Premeditated. Who dodges a ball ten feet in frond of them?
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Male 2,781
WELL I USED TO THROW THE BAT...I ACTUALLY HIT THE UMPIRE WITH THE BAT ON HIS MASK. TOTALLY UNINTENTIONAL OF COURSE...
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Male 1,204
I agree with AKappy. If you notice, there was a guy on second base. Pitchers and catchers tend to change up signals with men on second. Catcher called breaking pitch down, pitcher threw fastball up. It happens all the time. Besides, that`s why Umps wear masks too.
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Male 2,616
Jakes, the thing is, the pitcher wasn`t trying to throw a breaking ball, but the catcher thought one was coming.

Dailir, I understand what you`re saying about the glove- that the back of his hand should be in the dirt and the pocket should be up to block the ball. However, he probably just panicked and isn`t too fundamentally sound.

Honestly, the umpire didn`t even react... I don`t see why any attention is being paid to this whatsoever.

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Male 60
that kid would be a starter MLB pitcher if he could do that firset try
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Male 3,057
It was obviously intentional... I wonder if the coach put them up to it?
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Male 24
plus ive seen people in high school football games get back at officials that make bad calls by running them down given the opportunity... it happens, he didnt get hurt so why punish the kids. There is no way to prove intent.
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Male 24
^^^ what kind of high school kid throws such a wicked breaking ball that the catcher reacts before the ball leaves the pitchers hand almost. They were obviously trying to hit the umpire. Even if he was trying to throw a breaking ball, its not that hard to react to a mis-thrown ball like that expecially on the high school level
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Male 7
Definitely intentional. Any catcher that is going to catch a "breaking ball" would not have his glove turned with the pocket facing down. I`ve pitched for the last 5 years and always wanted to do this though. I do think the guys should be able to play higher levels of ball, but they should be reprimanded.
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Male 52
I don`t see how you can think of this as unintentional. This pitcher must throw a mad breaking ball for the catcher to respond like this. It`s true that in MLB catchers get crossed up... But there`s a difference between the speed and movement from pitchers in the majors and ones in high school.

Very unsportsmanlike and neither deserve to play in any higher league of baseball.

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Male 337
Call in the FBI their`s a government conspiracy linked to the game because that ball could`ve bounced off his head, killed 20 people in the stands and traveled on to kill the President and the candidates running. Sorry for this stupid story, over 24 hours no sleep...
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Female 322
Actually looks fairly legit to me, based on the motions that the catcher made with his glove. THIS is why umps wear their own face masks. Oh, and it is NOT the catcher`s job to protect the ump...it`s their job to catch the pitch, or any balls that have been fowled, or thrown to home base. What an inane comment.
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Male 416
Looks like a job for the FBI.
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Male 7
I`ll call this one planned :P
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Male 328
yeah. the catcher just got thrown of by the breaking ball. the pitcher couldnt be that accurate. i hate media. if the umpire wasnt injured then shut the helll up. actually. just shut the hell up anyways
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Male 36
nice one!
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Male 762
Oooh controversial , deffo intentional though !
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Female 207
You know, it`s pretty sad when THIS is what`s on the news.
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Male 559
I dunno. I just didn`t see anything to make me think that was anything more than a wild pitch. On the other hand, that clip that was posted with the girl beating the poo out of the tied up guy`s balls, THAT was the most tramatic thing I have ever seen.
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Male 29
From what I understand. The school was fined $1000, the catcher involved lost his chance to play college ball, and both players could face battery charges. All due to one pitch.
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Male 5,970
Meh, the world needs better news
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Male 108
dont officials have anything better to investigate
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Male 2,616
This wasn`t premeditated AT ALL, guaranteed. The catcher simply got crossed-up and expected a breaking ball. This happens alllll the time. What a non-story.
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Male 458
I think it was on a purpose, the catcher was way too off to be considered real.
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Male 185
he was just thinking of this...
dont blame him
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Male 1,142
ill flip a coin then argue for whatever the coin decides with everything i have...

lol i typed flip a mean person by accident. laughing made me completely forget the reset of my other comment

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Male 196
I was thinking that catchers and pitchers should do that instead of yelling at the umpire. I didn`t know if anyone tried that before. great idea if it was done on purpose.
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Female 15,763
Well, having almost no depth perception, I duck at everything.
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Female 1,589
He could argue that it was a reflex to duck when a ball is heading straight for your face, even if you are wearing a mask.
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Male 1
Im a pitcher and i can tell you it does happen every now and then when umps consistently blow calls so it probally was intentional
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Male 16
that was definately done on purpose and the ump probably deserved it.
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Female 118
The Lady was pretty.

Im not a sportsfan... >_>

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Female 342
Ouchie :/

I`d duck too, Opie. Pain doesn`t sound fun to me.

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Male 279
Probably the ball was supposed to break and sink but it didn`t the catcher was getting ready to get it and ??? or he just fell, anyway the umpire was asking for it he put his head in the strike zone asking to be hit lol XD
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Male 544
Nah, the catcher thought the ball was gunna go through his legs, so he did what he was supposed to do, and he blocked the opening between his legs.
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Female 4,028
Looked pretty staged, but you just never know.
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Male 475
reminds me when i got hit in the face with a speeding football

oh good black eye times....
and tha was finny that umpire must be POed

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Male 1,193
he wears a helmet why would he duck. it`s his job to protect the ump. why not just catch it?
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Male 208
LOL...that umpire just got OWNED!
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Male 3,296
man

the catcher is the worst actor...

but if the pitcher could hit his spots like this...

hes got a future.... its all about control. and location in the MLB

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Male 1,193
ive always wanted to be an umpire but not anymore
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Female 15,763
I`d duck too if that was coming near me. o-o

I duck a lot though...

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Male 1,556
Hey I got first, you know I dont pay attention to it.
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Male 1,109
im going with "idunno."
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Male 1,556
No way total accident.
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Female 1,330
Link: High School Pitcher Hits Ump in Face With Pitch [Rate Link] - It`s your call I-A-Bers, did this high school pitcher and catcher plan this out? I`m going with ``yes.``
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