Originally written on MetsOnline  |  Last updated 10/29/14
Oh Jordany… So much baseball talent, so many bad decisions. Let’s go through some of them: There was that time that he wore a white t-shirt to the ballpark instead of the standard, more formal dress code, and the other players ripped up his shirt and wrote “JV1″ on it (JV1 is what Valdespin calls himself). He was pretty upset, to say the least… Then there was that time that Valdespin tweeted a picture of himself wearing a Miami Marlins hat and that time he posted a shirtless picture of himself wearing a Phillies hat. Anyway, Valdespin has been having a great Spring Training, probably earning himself a spot on the Mets big league roster when he gets hit in the groin by a 94 MPH Justin Verlander fastball. According to The Star-Ledger, Valdespin has NEVER worn a cup in his life, but he plans on doing so now: “I’ve got to do it now,” Valdespin conceded this morning. “I’ll never forget. All positions I’ve got to use it. You never know, because the ball [can] give a bad hop and hit me again.” As you can tell from this picture from the Daily News, Valdespin was in a lot of pain:   Is it not a rule in Major League Baseball that all players must wear protective cups? If not, it really should be… And if it’s not, why wouldn’t every player wear one just in case? There are some things I’ll never understand. This is clearly one of them.
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