Thanks to a Noah Syndergaard 98 mph fastball and Josh Donaldson getting a piece, umpire Marty Foster takes a hard one to the mug.

By Robby Sabo

I’m a simple man.

I like sports, wakeboarding, and even the occasional Dr. Phil show (yeah that’s right). I also enjoy watching grown adults get clocked in the face by 98 mph fastballs.

Don’t get it twisted, I’m not the devil. I’ll never want to see somebody get seriously hurt, but when a scene like this goes down, you can’t help but chuckle just a little.

As New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard threw a 3-2 pitch to Toronto Blue Jays red-hot third-baseman Josh Donaldson tonight at Citi Field, umpire Marty Foster took a hard one straight to the mug.

You might ask what the big deal is. Well, this wasn’t just a deflection off the mask. This was straight on to the jaw. The sheer impact to Foster’s face could be seen, heard and even felt by everybody watching.

The man’s head recoiled.

Foster was hurting so badly afterwards that he left the game following the inning.

Right now, the Mets trail the Jays by the score of 1-0 thanks to a Jose Bautista moon-shot in the first-inning.

Oh, and by the way, this happened to Foster two-months ago at Yankee Stadium:

It’s been one hell of a season for Foster thus far.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]