U.S MLB referee Jordan Baker and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Artuf were the perfect oddball couple in Game 5 of the World Series.
Jose Artuf is 5-foot-6. Even on a good day, he looks tiny compared to the others on the plate.
World Series Game 5 referee Jordan Baker is 6-foot-7. He makes almost everyone look short.
Put it all together and you get a very hilarious image.
Game 5 viewers definitely noticed the height difference between the Astros hitters and umps. Like sometimes watching a minor league game on Thursday night.
Someone in the park needs to arrange a photo of the two of them standing side-by-side before the end of the night.
Altuve proved that height is just a number that makes a big contribution in Game 5. He hit a 3-pointer in the opening game and started the game in the first inning. In the eighth inning, he helped break the deadlock, walked to base, moved to third with the next hit, and scored again.
The 32-year-old is entering his 12th season with the Astros. He was an All-Star and World Series champion. The goal is to lead Houston to a championship in 2022, adding another accomplishment to his career.
Although he had a bad start to the playoffs this year, he improved his game in each subsequent series. Playoff batting average. He had five hits in his first four games against the Phillies in the World Series. He added another on Thursday.