George Springer's disappearing head was the talk of World Series Game 2

Baseball fans were not prepared for this visual during Game 2 of the World Series.

As Houston Astros center fielder George Springer settled under Chase Utley’s fly ball to begin the bottom of the sixth inning, his head simply vanished.

A World Series a digital gives the illusion that George Springer’s head disappeared.

Fortunately, we can report that Springer is fine. He was just a victim of the business aspect of the World Series. As he made the catch, his head disappeared under a digital ad promoting Masterpass, which gave the illusion that his head had been taken clean off his shoulders.


Naturally, social media was abuzz after Springer’s apparent vanishing head trick. There were many Halloween jokes that followed, and we’re sure some memes will be coming too if the World Series keeps spiraling downward for Houston.



Oddly enough, the loss of his head may have been a good omen for Springer. He entered Game 2 with just four hits over his last eight games, but he broke out in a big way by reaching base four times in the Astros eventual 7-6 win in 11 innings. In fact, he had the biggest hit of the game, cracking a go-ahead two-run homer in the final inning.

World Series sponsorships have led to some interesting visuals during Games 1 and 2. On Tuesday, everyone was having fun with the well placed Youtube TV ad directly behind home plate.


Springer’s lost head was a little more disturbing. But as long as we’re talking about them, then the ads are definitely serving the intended purpose.

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Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!