During Sunday’s game between the Indians and Angels, Indians third baseman Juan Uribe took a Mike Trout ground ball with an exit velocity of 106 mph right to the dick.
Poor Juan Uribe. This is a case of just terrible luck. They call this the hot corner for a reason. At any moment you’re susceptible to a ground ball taking an unexplained hop and head right for your jewels.
Unfortunately for Juan Uribe's groin, it was on the receiving end of a 106 mph ground ball from Mike Trout.https://t.co/aiPkQ7IiWx
— Stadium (@WatchStadium) June 12, 2016
As an infielder, this is something that is always in the back of your head. What are the chances of this ball taking a bad hop? And if it does, what are the chances it gets me right in the balls? In Juan’s case, he wasn’t too lucky.
Here’s a closer view of this tragedy
Even though wearing a cup is uncomfortable and inconvenient, it could save something like this from happening to you. If he was wearing a cup, it would’ve caused him A LOT less pain.
Obviously, Uribe did not stay in the game. He probably went straight to the clubhouse bathroom to see if his junk still worked.
Juan will exit after being hit by a ground ball in a very bad spot.
Martinez to 3rd
Naquin to CF (will bat in Juan's spot)
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) June 12, 2016
Moral of the story: If you’re an infielder, wear a cup. Especially playing the hot corner, where balls are hit over 100mph very often, it’s just not worth it.