WATCH: Umpire Joe West hit in the head with baseball thrown from stands – CBSSports.com
Veteran umpire Joe West, who is stationed at first base for the game, was hit in the back of the head by a baseball thrown from the stands. Here’s the video:
The game was delayed briefly as West was attended to. They also looked at replays, though it’s unclear if security found whoever threw the baseball. The players were not happy West was hit:
The good news is West is okay. He returned to his position at first base and the game continued. Still, throwing a baseball from the stands is unacceptable and dangerous. Fortunately West did not suffer a serious injury.