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An umpire halted a college player's at-bat and had him hit balls into the sky to test the fog

A game between the USC Trojans and LMU Lions was getting foggy on Tuesday night. But just how foggy was it? Could the fielders still see the ball? Could the hitters still see the outfield? How would the home-plate umpire determine whether play could go on? Well, he'd halt an at-bat and do this, of course:

A smart move, and it makes for a very surreal looking clip. The fog eventually rolled all the way in and the game was called in the fourth inning. Maybe employing this technique in MLB would've saved the Cubs and Reds from this fog-induced mayhem a few years back.

Who are we kidding? We wouldn't have had it any other way.