Here’s a display of team effort that you don’t see every day.
It was the top of the third inning in the LSU-Arkansas game on Saturday when a Razorbacks player hit a pop-up behind third base.
LSU third baseman Christian Ibarra moved underneath the ball to make the catch, but he was blinded by the sun and missed the pop-up as the ball bopped him on the forehead.
Luckily, shortstop Alex Bregman was nearby to catch the bounce off of Ibarra’s forehead and turned a freakish incident into a fantastic play. Ibarra appeared to be OK, and the LSU Tigers ended up blitzing Arkansas 11-1 to earn a spot in the SEC title game.
Way to get your head in the game, guys.
Watch the video of the 5-6 putout here:
While we’re at it, let’s look back at these other (less-successful) head-splitting bounces, courtesy of Jose Canseco and Deion Sanders: