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College umpire takes a tumble

This is not the way Bruce Ravan wanted to start the season.

The college baseball umpire was working behind the plate Friday for the game between Rhode Island and Florida State when he took an unfortunate spill in the bottom of the sixth.

A Seminole batter was hit by a pitch and as Ravan signaled the player to take his base, the umpire involuntarily chased after him, the result of stumbling while making the call.

Don't worry, Bruce, I'm sure we won't see this highlight replayed over and over again.

-- Jordan Schwartz /