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Stanford became the first team to suffer a loss in this season’s College World Series earlier this afternoon. The Cardinal fell 10-4 to North Carolina State in the tournament opener in front of more than 22,000 fans. Though Stanford is likely feeling the pain of defeat, they can’t be hurting nearly as much as the game’s home plate umpire.
Make sure to turn your volume up if you enjoy listening to others in pain, per Rob Friedman.
Umpire Cam + Nut Shot + Audio. 🤢😲😭 pic.twitter.com/1uMsXDIrTC
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 19, 2021
Friedman went on to report that the ump was OK, though speaking in a higher octave.
Each season the top performer in the College World Series is given the Most Outstanding Player award. Even though we’re only one-game in, and he’s not a player, this ump has to be the choice to receive the MOP. The toughness, grit, and courage showed by this man in blue will be hard to top as the series rolls on.
While the umpire receives some much needed ice, the Wolfpack moves on to face the winner of the Arizona/Vanderbilt game, which is scheduled for 6pm Monday. In order to keep their title hopes alive, Stanford will play the loser of the Arizona/Vandy tilt in a win or go home game Monday afternoon.