How slow are the reflexes of this Texas high school umpire working behind the pitcher? And how about ump moving into the way of the line drive. Come on.
How rare are umpires being hit by line drives? Very. These guys usually go the opposite way of the lasers.
Maybe your father remembers Steve Sax drilling Durwood Merrill down the right field line during a Yankees-A’s game back in the day. Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie hit an umpire Andy Fletcher in 2012, causing Fletcher to miss a couple innings.
In other words, it’s rare what Brooks Gustafson of Lubbock Coronado did to this umpire.