WATCH: MLB Umpire Bloodied After Getting Blindsided in the Face by Shortstop’s Errant Throw

What began as an impressive play by St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Edmundo Sosa, turned into a frightening moment after first base umpire Junior Valentine was blindsided by an errant throw.

During the game’s second inning, New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar hit a hard grounder to short, causing Valentine to stare at first base in anticipation of a close play. Figuring he was nowhere near the line of fire, Valentine never looked up
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