Originally written on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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 was an uncomfortable one for Valdespin, and likely anyone who witnessed it live, as Valdespin reportedly writhed in pain for several minutes after dropping to the ground. And in case anyone was wondering exactly where the ball struck him, according to a tweet from the New York Post Mets beat writer, Mike Puma, here’s how Valdespin bluntly characterized the locale: Via Hardball Talk: Valdespin says he is OK … Asked where he got hit: “My dick,” Valdespin said. — Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 11, 2013 Clear enough, huh? Some speculated afterward that the inside pitch was perhaps a possible retaliatory move by Verlander in response to Valdespin’s leisurely trot around the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first, something which Verlander has denied and Mets skipper Terry Collins disputed. But in the end, without Valdespin’s unfortunate experience, we wouldn’t have been afforded the delight of the below headline from the always-witty New York Post:   Ha. Fantastic. Bravo, New York Post. Bravo, indeed. Although to be frank, it is doubtful that Valdespin was experience much numbness at the time. Perhaps after sitting on a 50-pound block of ice afterward, maybe. At least that’s what I would have been doing. [H/T Big League Stew] TweetThe post Post’s headline about Jordany Valdespin getting hit in crotch by pitch is sublime (pic) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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