Home plate collisions are sort of like car crashes in Nascar. You want to see them, but you hope nobody comes out worse than they went in.
Unfortunately, I’m going to assume that wasn’t the case in a recent game between the Erie Seawolves and the Harrisburg Senators.
To set up the scene for you, we have Brandon Douglas of the Seawolves on third base in a tied game. It’s the bottom of the seventh inning when the batter hits a chopper to the second baseman. Seeing Douglas come home and that he has a play at the plate, the infielder throws a seed to Senators catcher Brian Jeroloman, who has the ball in plenty of time before Douglas reaches home plate.
Aware of that, Douglas apparently hits the turbo button and launches himself like a jet propelled rocket into Jeroloman which comes to a head when the two collide in just an awful crash.
I mean seriously, masks flying, helmets popping off, umpires getting drilled in the face with wayward shrapnel. It’s a hit that would make NFL linebackers envious.
H/T The Big Lead