Ex-Twin LaTroy Hawkins gets hit in balls with a ball, offers great quote afterward [GIFs]
|LaTroy Hawkins' Twins rookie card.|
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To make matters worse, he wasn't wearing a cup. Ouch!
Here's a GIF of that unfortunate play:
He was hurting, but stayed in the game. And of course, a bewildered-looking Hawkins could do nothing but watch with a bewildered look on his face as the very next batter blasted a game-tying home run (the Mets ultimately lost):
After the game, Hawkins offered up this unforgettable quote about how it felt to get hit in his man jewels with no protection to soften the blow:
"It was a direct hit -- no cup. When I lifted my leg, I could feel my balls in my throat."Apparently, he wasn't exaggerating:
Later, Hawkins tweeted that he wasn't looking forward to the bus ride from L.A. to San Diego:according to Deadspin, also said he might reconsider his no-cup stance. Apparently even 40-year-old pro athletes can learn something new, especially when their balls get crushed in more ways than one.
Unlike his teammates, Hawkins being carted to the team bus. He's still in a good bit of pain two hours later. #Mets-- Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 15, 2013
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