Watch this hitter, catcher and umpire all get hit by the same pitch
Hitter, catcher and umpire hit by single pitch
Being hit by a pitch is pretty much the opposite of fun. Just ask Anthony Rizzo, who currently leads the league with a ridiculous 14 plunkings. Ow, right?
But, while experiencing the collision of a small and dense sphere with one's body doesn't produce the most pleasant feeling, sometimes, it is kind of funny to watch. And it's OK to find it funny! I mean, to paraphrase Bono, "tonight, thank God it's them instead of you."
And so, with that in mind, let us turn to Monday night's matchup between the Rays and the Nationals.
Here's a clip of Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez accidentally hitting Yunel Escobar up and in on an 0-2 pitch. Oh, and here's a clip of Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez accidentally hitting his catcher, Rene Rivera, on an 0-2 pitch. And, why not toss in a clip of Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez accidentally hitting home-plate umpire Jim Reynolds too.
Oh, did I mention it was all on the same pitch? Yeah -- it was all on the same pitch:
Ow! Ow! Ow!