Ever the professional, umpire Mark Carlson nearly lost his face but held his composure long enough to call White Sox second baseman Yolmer Sanchez out. The play came in the third inning when Sanchez tried to steal second base. Jose Iglesias caught the ball, avoided being taken out by Sanchez, but spun around and nearly booted Carlson in the head.
Here’s a breakdown of the play, because it happens fast.
Sanchez slides into Iglesias
This knocks Iggy off balance and sends him spinning
OK it’s not a perfect spinning hook kick but we’ll accept it.
Sanchez, not Carlson, fortunately.