GIF: Umpire Tony Gets It Right in the Randazzos

While, at some point in the future of humanity, one man maybe won’t feel compelled to laugh at the site of another man taking it — where it is an object possessing some unfriendly combination of mass and velocity — taking it in the Most Important Organ, October 2nd, 2011 is decidedly not that day.

Accordingly, NotGraphs is pleased to present the following GIF — all 6.8 slow-motion megabytes of it — of umpire Tony Randazzo’s encounter with an Ivan Nova pitch in the dirt Saturday night.

Behold, schadenfreude:




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phoenix2042
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phoenix2042
4 years 11 months ago

it actually hit him in the face, not the balls. you can see it from other angles.

Topher
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Topher
4 years 11 months ago

Randazzo had himself a really rough day and actually got hit twice, once in the face and this one in the groin

Ryan
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Ryan
4 years 11 months ago

He was hit in the face an inning before. (The Yankee trainer made sure he didn’t get a concussion.)

Greg W
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Greg W
4 years 11 months ago

Insert ‘two head injuries’ joke here.

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4 years 11 months ago

Consider these words carefully, as I rarely speak in truths: It’s easy to tell if it’s a head shot. If you get hit in the balls, you simply roll around in pain and then you’re fine. If you get hit in the dick, it’s not nearly as painful, but there is an instant urge to look at it, hold it in your hand, and make sure that it’s not broken. It’s a fundamental rule of male physiology and every man will repeat the same words: “I think i broke my dick.”(1)

(1) Gray’s Anatomy, American 7th Edition.

therood
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4 years 11 months ago

I enjoy the duplication of “taking it” as if it were purposefully done to say, “dude, he took it good, real good. He could be declared the champion of taking it, but not the unified champion, more like just the WBC Champion in a Vatali ‘My Brother Has All The Other Belts’ Klitschko sorta way.”

It’s nothing to dismiss, though.

midgley's folly
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midgley's folly
4 years 11 months ago

elsewhere in the world that’s referred to as a wicket.

Big Jgke
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Big Jgke
4 years 11 months ago
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