There was a delay during Friday night’s Marlins-Brewers game at Miller Park, for a very weird, scary reason.

Longtime MLB umpire Joe West had the first base umpiring duties on the night, and was hit in the head by a baseball thrown from the stands in the bottom of the fourth inning.

West, 64, ended up being okay and able to stay in the game to umpire, but he could’ve of course easily suffered a severe head injury.

Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler took to Twitter to show his anger over the incident, saying that the fan should be charged with assault:

And hopefully that fan is banned from MLB games forever as well.

[Fox Sports Florida]

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