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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9 Responses to “GIF: Umpire Tony Gets It Right in the Randazzos”

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  1. phoenix2042 says:

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

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  2. 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.

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  3. midgley's folly says:

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

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