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Watch in super slow motion as Eric Hosmer takes ball off the mouth on Monday

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer reacted to getting hit in the face on a foul ball during Monday’s ALCS game.
Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer reacted to getting hit in the face on a foul ball during Monday’s ALCS game. jsleezer@kctar.com

It was going to take more than a foul ball off the mouth to get Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer out of a game. Particularly an American League Championship Series game.

Hosmer fouled a ball off the ground and it bounced off his foot and up into his mouth during the fifth inning of Monday’s Game 3. Here is the video of the play:

Watching it in super slow motion gives you even more sympathy for Hosmer. There was a general agreement that Hosmer is a tough dude:

And you really should scroll through the pictures that our wonderful photographers got of the play. They are part of this story.

 

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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