You do realize I'm just ******* with you now, right? I fully recognize you may be doing the same.
Nonetheless, you assume everyone on earth would have taken that ball in the face had they been in Miggy's position.
I assume many, many people have seen very similar bad hops and avoided being hit in the face.
I don't know why Miggy was unable to avoid that ball. Picked it up late, misjudged it's speed, hungover, checking out the huge rack on the Latino behind home plate, bug in his eye, daydreaming, finger up ***, etc, etc. I don't know. But that doesn't look any more, or any less, of a difficult bad hop than many before or since. He simply ****** it up.