Of cups, baseballs, and torn testicles: A painful topic

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    Mar 03, 2010 5:53 PM GMT
    The new third baseman for the Red Sox, Adrian Beltre, doesn't wear a cup despite a nightmare ball-to-balls injury in the past in which his nuts "swelled up to the size of a grapefruit." WHY wouldn't he start wearing one after that? Well he's not planning on it "because it just doesn't feel right." My question: Did that ball smashing your nuts "feel right?"

    WTF?

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    http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2010/03/03/getting_into_a_sensitive_area/
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    Mar 03, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
    In my favorite pastime of motorcycling and scootering, many riders absolutely refuse to wear a helmet. Why? Cause it feels uncomfortable, and doesn't look macho. As if your brains spread across several lanes of highway does.

    I know better, a helmet having saved my life in 1968. Less evolved and effective than the helmets we have today, I therefore still suffered serious head injury, the residuals having plagued me all my life to this very day, like poor memory, decline in intelligence, and eventually epilepsy.

    Why do hockey players resist wearing their helmets? Why do boaters and jet-skiers refuse to wear lifejackets? Why do car drivers refuse to buckle-up?

    Psychologists can fill books on the topic, and one theory can sound as convincing as the next. Bottom line is there's never any limit to the poor decisions people can make about themselves, from smoking to drinking to drugs, to other unsafe decisions.

    Plus it's also a matter of degree. I think wearing a motorcycle helmet is a good choice. Others think going anywhere near a motorcycle in the first place is a bad one. But then driving a car is also risky. Life is a matter of risk assessment. In the case of the Red Sox player, to quote a line from one of the Indiana Jones movies, in my opinion:

    "He choose... poorly."
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    Mar 03, 2010 8:26 PM GMT
    Coming from someone who has played baseball seriously (up to college), he is fucking stupid, nothing to discuss. I have taken so many balls to the nads that I am always grateful that sucker is there to absorb most of the shock.

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    Mar 03, 2010 8:34 PM GMT
    What, no pics? lol

    Guess he likes all the attention to his nuts that not wearing one brings.
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    Mar 03, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    I've taken kicks and blows the the gnads when sparring, I've also landed REALLY hard on my crotch when I crashed doing motocross. Each time I was wearing a cup.... *thank god*.

    Cups are my friend... they keep me from crying.
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    Mar 03, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    djdorchester saidThe new third baseman for the Red Sox, Adrian Beltre, doesn't wear a cup despite a nightmare ball-to-balls injury in the past in which his nuts "swelled up to the size of a grapefruit." WHY wouldn't he start wearing one after that? Well he's not planning on it "because it just doesn't feel right." My question: Did that ball smashing your nuts "feel right?"

    WTF?

    Discuss.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2010/03/03/getting_into_a_sensitive_area/
    Hes such a tool. He said if it happens once ever 10 years its worth it. So stupid. He was lucky because he almost lost the nut. Where are sports players these days...do they realize the XO cup is out and feels almost like nothing is on at all...I am not playing now but when I play softball I always wear one no matter what position.
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    Mar 03, 2010 9:47 PM GMT
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    djdorchester saidThe new third baseman for the Red Sox, Adrian Beltre, doesn't wear a cup despite a nightmare ball-to-balls injury in the past in which his nuts "swelled up to the size of a grapefruit." WHY wouldn't he start wearing one after that? Well he's not planning on it "because it just doesn't feel right." My question: Did that ball smashing your nuts "feel right?"

    WTF?

    Discuss.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2010/03/03/getting_into_a_sensitive_area/
    Hes such a tool. He said if it happens once ever 10 years its worth it. So stupid. He was lucky because he almost lost the nut. Where are sports players these days...do they realize the XO cup is out and feels almost like nothing is on at all...I am not playing now but when I play softball I always wear one no matter what position.
    but btw he did wear one for a while after the surgery, the doctor made him. Also interesting to note that when that happened sports officials said that MLB players who dont wear one get fined each season. He has paid all the fines to not wear it.
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    Mar 03, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    Note to Sox' opposing base runners who are sliding into third: Beltre has a significant weak spot. Go for his boys.
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    Mar 03, 2010 9:56 PM GMT
    I play softball and the cup has saved my boys many of times, especially since I play catcher. The cup I wear is very flexible and comfortable!
    I am glad I wear one because I not only have low hangers, but my boys are kinda on the large size. So, with that said, all the protection you can get during a contact sport is good practice to use.
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    Mar 03, 2010 10:07 PM GMT
    Stephan saidI play softball and the cup has saved my boys many of times, especially since I play catcher. The cup I wear is very flexible and comfortable!
    I am glad I wear one because I not only have low hangers, but my boys are kinda on the large size. So, with that said, all the protection you can get during a contact sport is good practice to use.
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    You wear the XO too right? Thank God for that cup. It moves with your body
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    Mar 03, 2010 10:11 PM GMT
    YEPPERS! I wear the XO! Its great! Man, I don't even know i am wearing it!
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    Mar 03, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    Stephan saidYEPPERS! I wear the XO! Its great! Man, I don't even know i am wearing it!
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    Its that flexi rubber lining...like what an inch of it? its like skin and it moves...its just so fucking huge its embarrassing to wear in public.
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    Mar 03, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    djdorchester saidWell he's not planning on it "because it just doesn't feel right." My question: Did that ball smashing your nuts "feel right?"




    That is the laugh of the day!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Mar 03, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    djdorchester saidWell he's not planning on it "because it just doesn't feel right." My question: Did that ball smashing your nuts "feel right?"




    That is the laugh of the day!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    LOL his response was something close to "Well if it only happens once every ten years or so I will just suffer with it then"
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    Mar 03, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    The other thing I don't understand is how Sox management can let him get away with this. He's an investment, and an expensive one. To me, it's like letting a blind man take your Benz out for a "spin."

    Sorry, Adrian, but your nutz now belong to the team. Protect 'em!

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    Mar 03, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    djdorchester saidThe other thing I don't understand is how Sox management can let him get away with this. He's an investment, and an expensive one. To me, it's like letting a blind man take your Benz out for a "spin."

    Sorry, Adrian, but your nutz now belong to the team. Protect 'em!

    LMAO! Love that line dude. Lets send him an XO cup.
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    Mar 03, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
    This thread is useless without pics.
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    Mar 03, 2010 11:14 PM GMT

    lol, well he won't feel so great if his damages things again and develops chronic epididymitis. Bill and I both get it now and then - age and too many past whacks onto bike crossbars, a bungee cord that snapped, a shovel that fell off its wallhook, baseballs and hockey pucks when we were younger..

    Here, and don't get squeamish.

    Chronic is halfway or so down the page.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epididymitis

    -Doug


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    Mar 03, 2010 11:23 PM GMT
    Well cups are certainly accepted in a rough contact sport like hockey:

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    Not sure how long Photobucket will let that remain in my account.
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    Mar 03, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    My, Red Vespa, you are a cheeky fellow.
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    Mar 03, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    meninlove said My, Red Vespa, you are a cheeky fellow.

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    Mar 03, 2010 11:30 PM GMT
    Stupid is as Stupid does. I remember when he with the Dodgers, he hit a few foul ball that bounced off of home plate and cracked him right in the nuts. He was and or is still very proud of the fact that he does not wear a cup. And Vinnie felt the need to tell us that. But he was a damned good third baseman when he was with LA. I understand that he was on steroids, especially the last year he was here. But after he left and went to the Mariners, because the Dodgers didn't pay him what he felt he was worth, he hasn't hit more that 25-30 homeruns in a seasonicon_neutral.gif I remember when he was in the Dodger farm system. He should be at least 31-33 years old by now.
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    Mar 03, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    Pinny saidComing from someone who has played baseball seriously (up to college), he is fucking stupid, nothing to discuss. I have taken so many balls to the nads that I am always grateful that sucker is there to absorb most of the shock.




    ^^This. A former baseball player as well... I cannot even fathom the logic (flawed) behind deciding not to wear a cup. Of course it can be and usually was extremely uncomfortable most of the time. But that discomfort was always a willing price to pay for the protection. Taking one to the cup still hurts like a mother fucker, and the thought of taking a shot without one is the stuff of nightmares.
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    Mar 03, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    Stephan saidI play softball and the cup has saved my boys many of times, especially since I play catcher. The cup I wear is very flexible and comfortable!
    I am glad I wear one because I not only have low hangers, but my boys are kinda on the large size. So, with that said, all the protection you can get during a contact sport is good practice to use.
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    Prove it!
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    Mar 04, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    Gaymedes said
    Stephan saidI play softball and the cup has saved my boys many of times, especially since I play catcher. The cup I wear is very flexible and comfortable!
    I am glad I wear one because I not only have low hangers, but my boys are kinda on the large size. So, with that said, all the protection you can get during a contact sport is good practice to use.
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    Prove it!
    HA!