Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 10/21/14
A cringeworthy disturbance in the Force that binds all men likely was detected on Monday when New York Mets utility player Jordany Valdespin was drilled in his nether-regions — his crotch, to the layperson — by a 94 mph pitch out of the hand of Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander during a spring training game between the clubs. Despite the multitude of maladies that may have resulted from taking a fastball to the crotch, Valdespin reportedly is no worse for wear — other than the psychological trauma undoubtedly brought on by such a traumatic event — saying afterward, “Everything is good, working good, normally. Everything is great.” Great being a relative term, I reckon. Making matters worse, Valdespin apparently was not wearing a cup, much to the chagrin of Mets skipper Terry Collins. Valdespin was on the receiving end of a baseball nutshot in the 5th inning. Squaring up to bunt, there was little he could do to get out of the way of the Verlander heater. And the outcome reportedly ...
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