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Right in the ding-ding! Twins’ Eduardo Escobar fouls ball off his gonads (video)

Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar probably was not having a ball after a ball hit him in the balls during Monday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

During the top of the 2nd inning, Escobar fouled an R.A. Dickey offering into the dirt. The ball caromed straight up into the infielder’s crotchal region, causing Escobar to stumble away from the plate in clear and obvious and understandable discomfort.

Here’s the crotch-shot in uncomfortable GIF form (via The Big Lead):

After taking a few moments to collect his thoughts and regain his (ball) bearings, Escobar managed to stay in the game, going 1-4 with an RBI in the Twinkies’ 5-4 loss.

And of course, the “right in the ding-ding” reference is a nod to a scene from “Eddie Murphy Raw.”

Haha. Classic.