Sunday, May 5, 2013

Larry Vanover Possibly Concussed After Foul Ball Off Mask

HP Umpire Larry Vanover left Sunday's game with a possible concussion after being struck with a foul ball in his face mask during the first inning of Angels-Orioles at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. With one out and two on,
Vanover's mask is dislodged with force.
Angels batter Mark Trumbo fouled a 1-0 fastball straight back into ump Vanover's mask, knocking the mask and Vanover's plate hat off of his head. Crewmates Wally Bell and Tony Randazzo met with the Angels training staff to evaluate Vanover at the time; the 20-year MLB veteran remained in game until the top of the third inning, at which point second base umpire Manny Gonzalez donned the plate gear and took over behind home plate. Pursuant to MLB injury protocol regarding head or brain injuries and possible concussions, Vanover is expected to be sidelined for multiple games. If a concussion is diagnosed or as a precaution, Vanover will likely be placed on the 7-day Concussion List.

Video: Trumbo's foul ball beans Vanover square in the upper face, knocking his mask off (LAA)
Video: After the second inning ends on a fly out, Vanover leaves game for further evaluation (LAA)


Gil Imber said...

Not surprisingly, the story on the MLB website referred to the ball that struck Vanover as a "foul tip."

Gil Imber said...

Clearly umpires they are not. Here on the other hand, the only mention of the phrase "foul tip" are in arpee and my comments :)

Gil Imber said...

This has nothing to do with Vanover's injury but was this ball fair or foul? This is like the third time there has been a contorversial review in Kaufman Stadium. They have got to improve the cameras in that place.

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