Things, however, got a bit awkward in the top of the eighth inning after outfielder Rajai Davis attempted to slide into home.
After second baseman Jeff McNeil hit a grounder to first base, Davis attempted to score and tried to slide around Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto. Davis, though, was too late and ended up sliding wide right.
After Realmuto made the tag, Davis’ momentum ended up carrying him right into West’s legs — which knocked the 66-year-old over.
West awkwardly landed right on top of Davis, and struggled to get back up to his feet — even after trying to use Davis’ back to do so.
Eventually, Phillies pitcher Hector Neris had to help him back to his feet.
Then, finally, West was able to officially make the call at the plate.
Thankfully, West wasn’t hurt during the play.
Davis’ face during the whole thing, however, was priceless.
Naturally, social media had jokes
It didn’t take long for fans to take to social media after the incident at home plate, either.
Rajai Davis’ reaction to ump Joe West accidentally mounting him says everything we need to know about that hilarious sequence at home plate. pic.twitter.com/9nEo6iVI96
— Kelcey Brade (@KelceyBradeTSN) September 2, 2019
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