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#pounditThursday, June 20, 2024

Umpire Paul Emmel gets hit in head with bat, suffers nasty cut


Home plate umpire Paul Emmel had to leave Thursday night’s game between the Oakland A’s and Los Angeles Angels after he was hit in the head with a bat and suffered a nasty cut.

Angels third baseman Jefry Marte lost control of his bat on a swing and miss in the bottom of the ninth, and it hit Emmel on the top of the head where he had no protection. It was a frightening scene as Emmel had to leave the game.

Fortunately, reports indicated that Emmel only needed stitches and was expected to be fine. It could have been a lot worse with the way the bat hit him. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery.

H/T Big League Stew


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