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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias took a heater to the nutsack on bunt attempt (GIF)


During the first game of Friday’s day-night doubleheader between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers, shortstop Jose Iglesias had a bunt attempt go a wee bit awry. Make that horribly, horribly wrong.

As he leaned over and squared up his bat, a 95 mph heater came bearing down upon the most sensitive of sensitive regions on the male body.

Yep, he got drilled square in the junk. Yamma hamma.

Get ready to cringe:

That couldn’t have felt good, although that is perhaps understating it just a tad. Okay, a lot. In fact, Guyism has a few screengrabs of the ball sack-battering aftermath. Not pretty.

And given his last name, so long as he is no worse for wear, his Tigers teammates should serenade him with Julio Iglesias’ smash hit, “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before,” because chances are there won’t be any girl-loving for Iglesias for at least a little while.

First, it was LaTroy Hawkins this week who entered the Nut Shot Hall of Pain with a comebacker to the man parts. Next up for enshrinement is Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias … just as soon as he’s able to walk up to the podium and stand next to a bronzed bust commemorating his inclusion.

Well, it’s not so much a bust when a person is enshrined in the Nut Shot Hall of Pain. It’s more like a bronze sculpture of the player sitting on a bag of ice. Still, it’s quite the honor.

[H/T Guyism]