Originally written March 20, 2013 on Outside the Boxscore:
We've posted some pretty interesting moments from 2013 MLB spring training so far but this moment from last Tuesday's Los Angeles Angels/Milwaukee Brewers game might take the cake. In the first inning, home plate umpire Seth Buckminster was injured after a pitch thrown by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Willie Peralta deflected off Angels slugger Albert Pujols and then hit Seth in the arm. Buckminister had to leave the game due to a broken hand and the umpiring crew had to wait for back-up umpire Anthony Johnson to dress in the appropriate home plate umpire gear. Instead of stopping the game to wait for Johnson, third-base umpire Tim McClelland decided to take over the ball and strike calling from behind the pitcher's mound:
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