MLB Umpire Takes Hard Line Drive To The Chest, Promptly Flexes

Joe West, a longtime umpire and apparent country music star, took a hard line drive off his chest protector in the sixth inning of last night’s Mets-A’s game. For a second, the play looked scary.


Then West responded like this:


Great reaction, and shout out to West for wearing a chest protector.

Watch the full video below (via Deadspin):

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