Rockies catcher takes revenge by throwing masks at referees everywhere
While trying to locate a high-flying foul ball, Rockies catcher Brian Serven ripped off his mask and threw it at the nearest umpire.
There are many MLB players out there who wish they could throw something at an umpire.
From bad shouts at the record to overly sensitive sputums, the urge has to show up quite often.
Colorado Rockies Catcher Brian Serven just played out that fantasy and lived to tell it.
Watch as the Rockies catcher takes revenge on referees everywhere with a mask throw
In the ninth inning against the Dodgers on Sunday, Serven went in search of Trea Turner’s pop-up foul. He tore off his mask, as catchers usually do in a situation like this.
However, he didn’t drop it to the ground right away. Instead, he threw the mask right into the head of home plate umpire Chris Segal. Segal had to use some quick reflexes to dodge the flying piece of armor.
Serven made the out and Segal got away with it. The catcher could certainly claim that he didn’t want to point the mask at the ump. It would be just as believable if he had done it on purpose. And not many players would blame him, that’s for sure.
It ended up being just a fun moment from the game. It was certainly one worth putting into GIF form.
Serven hit a 450-foot home run in the third inning and started a run that gave the Rockies a 3-2 lead. However, Los Angeles regained the lead in the fourth inning and never looked back.
Colorado lost the series to the Dodgers 3-1 and sits fourth in the NL West. They head off to face the Padres next.
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