If you're a dude who played little league baseball, then you know the importance of wearing a protective cup during games.
I never particularly liked wearing the added gear underneath my uniform pants, but after watching Cleveland Indians third baseman Juan Uribe take a 106-mile-per-hour ground ball to the penis, I'm sure glad I never stepped out on the field unprotected.
The incident occurred Sunday when Uribe couldn't get his glove up quickly enough to field a wicked ground ball off the bat of the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout.
Ouch! It actually pains me to watch this, and I know I'm not the only one who feels this way.
As you might expect, Juan Uribe couldn't stay on the field after sustaining such a terrible injury. Officially, the infielder reportedly left the game with a "testicular contusion," which is a nice way of saying he got hit so hard in penis he couldn't breathe and didn't know which way was up.
Hey, if you took a 106-mile-per-hour shot to the penis area, you'd need a stretcher, a cart and every other bit of medical assistance available. At least I know I would.
We're all praying for you, Juan Uribe.