#Lookit

Here's Jose Lobaton catching a baseball with his face

It doesn't count as a catch, but it beats getting hit in the face.

This is exactly why catchers wear masks over their faces. Otherwise, they wouldn't have faces anymore.

Carlos Gomez got that foul tip lodged in Jose Lobaton's mask well enough that it took the umpire a good five seconds to pry it loose from the backstop's mask.

It would have taken a doctor slightly longer to dislodge it from Lobaton's face, so there's that.

Real talk, though, this should be a catch and a strikeout because of the count. The ball never touched the ground and Gomez's mask secured it better than a glove. Please explain how it's not a catch when that happens, Baseball.

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