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Foul Ball Ignites Sparks on Face Mask of Detroit Catcher Alex Avila [VIDEO]

Foul ball creates sparks off catcher's mask

Foul tips are one of the perils of playing the catcher position in baseball, but one doesn’t usually associate fire hazard with that risk. In the video below, a foul ball off the bat of the Chicago White Sox’s A.J. Pierzynski hits the mask of Detroit Tigers’ catcher Alex Avila so hard that sparks fly.

[via SB Nation Detroit]

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