Heads up: LSU player catches pop-up bounce off teammate’s forehead

LSU third baseman Christian Ibarra would make Jose Canseco and Deion Sanders proud.

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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: