J.D. Martinez of the Los Angeles Dodgers earned a three-run home run over the weekend. A thrilling play in the first inning provided the Dodgers a three-run advantage, laying the stage for a victory against rival San Diego.
Fans are lucky that the normal cameras weren’t the only ones that caught this blast. The home plate judge was also wearing a body camera, which gave a very different view of the home run.
MLB later tweeted the clip to its viewers.
There are many wonderful things about this camera angle. The fact that it immerses you in the action allows spectators to follow the game in a manner they never could have before these cameras were installed.
You can see the pitch break across the plate when Joe Musgrove was pitching for the Padres. Of course, Martinez took advantage of the belt-high pitch, and it didn’t break where he wanted it to.
And more importantly, it also provides a great perspective of Martinez’s swing.
MLB fans know that, MLB shows the game to umpires for the right to call ball and strike, It appears that MLB umpires are of the same opinion. The most recent example of this was when Arizonas Christian Walker was ejected from a game after applauding a call he agreed with.