Ball from stands hits ump

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

A ball ap­par­ently thrown from the stands at Miller Park in Mil­wau­kee struck first-base um­pire Joe West di­rectly in the back of the head Fri­day, lead­ing to a seven-minute de­lay dur­ing the Mi­ami-Mil­wau­kee game as se­cu­rity per­son­nel tried to lo­cate the cul­prit. West was po­si­tioned be­hind the bag with one out and Mil­wau­kee’s Travis Shaw on first base in the fourth in­ning. West re­mained on his feet after the ball struck him and re­mained at his post when play re­sumed. Mar­lins pitcher Brad Ziegler, who is on the dis­abled list with a back strain, tweeted: “I hope they file as­sault charges for who­ever just hit Joe West with the base­ball. Ab­so­lutely ridicu­lous.”

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