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Ben Revere: ‘My manhood kind of got hurt a little bit’ on great catch (video)

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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere has developed a penchant throughout his MLB career for having the flair for the dramatic in the way he goes all-out while making spectacular catches. Oftentimes, such fearlessness in the field can come at the expense of the 26-year-old’s potential well-being.

Revere was back at it again during Monday’s 2-0 loss to the New York Mets at Citi Field, making a phenomenal diving catch during the fifth inning on a ball laced down the left field line by Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson.

While impressive indeed, the catch demonstrated in a painfully clear manner that superhuman catches can sometimes have super-uncomfortable consequences, outcomes much more severe than the presumed soreness that goes along with laying out for diving catches.

Revere, who remained down on the ground for a moment afterward, discussed the catch after the game and when asked if he got the wind knocked out of him on the play, he also mentioned one other unfortunate result of the play.

“Oh yeah,” he said via MLB.com. “And my other part kind of got hurt, too. My manhood kind of got hurt a little bit. They both got hurt a little bit. I got in the cold tub [after the game] to help them out a little bit.”

Ouch. That’s not good.

Revere, who is struggling at the plate, batting .143 early on this season, says defense should never suffer as a consequence of struggling with the bat in your hands.

“[First-base coach] Juan Samuel said the glove should never struggle or go in a slump or anything,” he said. “That’s what I do. I do that for my teammates and everything.”

Indeed. Revere’s teammates better be thankful. And maybe make sure he has a bag or two of ice on hand at all times as he recovers.