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Home-plate ump takes a spill, third-base ump cracks up

Home-plate umpire Mike Muchlinski's center of gravity proved no match for the sheer momentum of Kelly Shoppach as the catcher chased a foul ball at Sunday's Yankees-Mariners game.

In the name of science, let's take a closer look.

Mike Muchlinski

Closer still ...

Mike Muchlinski

How about another angle?

Mike Muchlinski

If a regular old picture is worth a thousand words, then this GIF of Laz Diaz's reaction has got to be worth at least three times that many.

Mike Muchlinski

-- Molly Fitzpatrick / MLB.com