Nothing is more scary for an umpire than taking one off the head. Look at what happened in a MLB game the other night.
It seems as if the default when this happens is to now get the guys off the field. I think this is a great development. You only get one head in life. Safety should always be the driving factor.
Now, I will take issue with the description of the post from MLB Media. It says “Umpire takes foul tip…”
He did not. He took a foul ball off the mask. By definition a foul tip cannot go directly from the bat to the mask.
Foul tips (and just the tips) are covered on page 10 of RuleGraphics.