A really scary scene right now in the Blue Jays-Nationals game, as Bo Bichette lost his bat on a swing, and it wound up hitting home plate umpire Joe West in the head.
This looks bad:
Joe West just got bat-mangled pic.twitter.com/S1SJQvk3Px
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) July 30, 2020
As you can see, he was really hurt, and no one would wish that on anyone. Hopefully West will be all right, though he was obviously removed from the game.
Consider it a reminder that although baseball is one of the “safer” sports, regardless of a dang pandemic going on, there are still risks involved in the game. Even ones you wouldn’t have seen coming. Stay safe, all …
UPDATE: The good news is that, after stitches, West was able to come back into the game to umpire at third base a few innings later.