New York Mets outfielder Rajai Davis had a moment in the match against Philadelphia Phillies when he ran into the umpire Joe West, that turned out to be an extremely hilarious sight.
It was during the eighth inning when Jeff McNeil hit a grounder to the first base. Davis, in an attempt to score, tried to slide around Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto. It was with his desperate dive that he ran into the umpire Joe West behind the plate. It turned into an embarrassing moment when Joe West fell on the diving Phillies outfielder, bringing an extremely amusing expression out of Davis.
The 38-year old, who might have thought he had experienced it all in his 13-year professional baseball career that saw him play for seven different MLB clubs, had a completely different feeling with the weight of a 66-year old umpire on him.
Dying at Rajai Davis's face pic.twitter.com/PoCUgZOQmH
— Paid man gets bored (@cjzero) September 2, 2019
There was no harm caused by the incident but the face made by Davis ignited the funny side of social media.
*record scratch* *freeze frame* yep, that's me. You're probably wondering how I got here. https://t.co/OWbmwvDW8Q
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) September 2, 2019
When a bee lands on me. 😂 pic.twitter.com/vbltqlsdxS
— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 2, 2019
A life alert advertisement was laughably tagged as a timely advisement when West fell on Davis.
— A DIFFERENT SHADE OF BLUE AOTY (@JamesaroniTV) September 2, 2019
Joe West who has umpired a record 40 MLB seasons was also a subjected to jokes after the funny incident.
— Wendy Harris – HERd (@originalwharris) September 2, 2019
A perfectly reasonable reaction when Joe West is falling on you… https://t.co/L9wLIzlNVQ
— Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) September 2, 2019
— Kinzie (@KinzieDreamz) September 2, 2019
— Katie Hennessey (@kay_hennessey) September 2, 2019
66-year old West could not help himself onto his feet even after putting his weight on Davis. Eventually, Phillies pitcher Hector Neris had to help him back to his feet. Then, West was able to make the official call at the plate.
Rajai Davis getting called out here is a real insult-to-injury moment pic.twitter.com/YIMluCoMtb
— Hannah Keyser (@HannahRKeyser) September 2, 2019
@rajai11davis face of Joe West being on top of him at home plate is fantastic. 😂 #phillies #rajaidavis #joewest #bebold #philliesgame #letsgophillies #baseball⚾ #philadelphia #philadelphiaphillies #philliesbaseball #rhyshoskins #gabekapler #baseballism #explorepage pic.twitter.com/XpeiD1yZWm
— A2D Radio (@a2dradio_com) September 2, 2019
Even without the funny incident, the match Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets was an entertaining one. The latest battle of the Broads lived upto its expectations.
It was after the incident that the match was heading to a dramatic finish. A wild pitch to Alonso enabled the Mets to score standing, which ended the seventh inning at a 2-2 tie.
In the eight innings Scott Kingery’s hit to the left centre field provided the Phillies a 5-2 lead, and the match eventually ended with the same scoreline.
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