It was an ump, but I’ll take it!
The 4th was with us. Yesterday, in the Twins-A’s game, home plate umpire Mike Muchlinski took a Santiago Casilla fastball to the jewels. See it live!
That little willie-killer was 94 mph and a direct hit.
Umpiring is hard, man, and it has to be VERY uncomfortable to finish a game with swollen achy balls. Muchlinski took a little water and went right back to work though. The balls on that guy, eh?
Also, I know players might be upset with umps after the lousy ejections the last few days, but, c’mon, a beanball war against the umps? That’s below the belt.
Casilla got the save, in case you were wondering, but we all win…except the swimmers.