Ryan Glasspiegel
Thursday April 25th, 2013

Umpire John Hirschbeck found himself on the receiving end of an A.J. Pierzynski foul tip in the fourth inning of last night's Angels-Rangers game. It's hard to watch. It's even harder not to watch.

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This is actually the third time in recorded Internet history that Hirschbeck has taken one to the boys. It happened twice in 2011:

In each case, including last night's, Hirschbeck remained in the game. Seems like somebody owes his cup a nice bottle of scotch. (h/t LonestarBall)

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