Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario got so crossed up he fell backward into the umpire
Wilin Rosario was so crossed up he fell into the umpire
Catchers are constantly exposed to all manner of threats -- they're just moments away from injury, balls flying into their faces and getting insects trapped in their masks. Signaling pitches for the pitcher to throw is one small way to exert control over the chaos that surrounds them. But on Thursday night, when Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario got a pitch that he wasn't expecting, he simply gave up himself up to gravity:
If signs don't matter, what does, he thought, as he folded into the soft dirt behind home plate. If signs don't matter, do I matter? If I don't matter, does anything?
Or, you know, he just lost his balance and fell over.