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Blatant Homerism

If you ever wanted to see Joe Mauer get hit in the nuts by a foul ball, here you go

To be honest, I don’t know why any man — or any woman, for that matter — truly would want to see Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer, who by all accounts appears to be a pretty nice guy and a damn good baseball player, get drilled by a foul ball straight in the crotchal region, but there are some real sickies out there, so there you go.

The foul ball in question came off the bat of Detroit Tigers outfield Delmon Young (Mauer’s former teammate on the Twins for crying out loud!) during Wednesday afternoon’s getaway day game at Target Field, and trust me, after seeing the animated GIF that follows, men will have no choice but to cringe and uncomfortably shift in their chair.

Hoo boy. The nut-crunching perils of being a big league catcher. Yeah, that had to hurt. I hope some Twins trainer had the presence of mind to put an extra few buckets of ice in the tub after the game for Mauer. He most assuredly needed it.

[H/T Guyism]