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By Jeff Parsons
Columnist - Baseball by the Book 

That'll leave a mark


In a spring training game between the Reds and the Indians, official Brad Meyers took a line drive shot right in the bucket while working the infield. It’s a place we guys can only describe as … OOOHHHHH!

Chills run down my spine just thinking of the moment, captured on video for all to see.

Normally, you will see two umpires working a game—one behind the plate and the other in the field. The field umpire shifts to various positions within the baselines in order to make a call. Since there is an official in the infield, the rule book clearly defines what happens when he or she get...

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