That guys is called a "pass ball"... not a passed ball that is charged to the catcher.. but an intentional hit for the plate umpire.
Here's the problem assoicated with things like that.
if a catcher is talented enough to be looked at further by the pro scouts.
pro scouts know that pitchers at that level normally meter at 89-90 routinely. that kind of child's play can spell serious trouble for a plate umpire. in short, it's deadly.
a "pass ball" at the professional level is not only fine$$ worthy, BUT
also a sure fire way to be banned from baseball period.
The Association of Minor League Umpires, which respresents ALL minor league umpires, and the World Umpires Association ("WUA") which is the certified collective bargaining agent for all regular full-time major league umpires .... will definitely have future legal plans for that catcher...
depending on the level where that kind of stunt is done.
Bottom line... it was a cheap short, has no business being anywhere near the great game, and could have been an injury for that man.
If that catcher was part of my responsibility. he'd be on a long rough ride home in the back of a bus. GONE.. PERIOD... WE DO NOT HAVE A CONVERSATION HERE... REPORT TO THE EQUIPMENT MANAGER AND GET OUT.