Tuesday, September 05, 2006

At least I don't play for the Cubs

I was reading through some sports stuff, and ran across this report. Every man in the world just cringed.

Sept 3. Chicago Cubs C Michael Barrett (Intrascrotal hematoma) could miss the remainder of the season, after having been hit in the groin with a foul tip, according to the Associated Press. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list, and in a best-case scenario, could miss between two and three weeks. Barrett was scheduled to be released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Sunday, Sept. 3, after having undergone surgery. The injury occured during the top of the fifth inning, Saturday, Sept. 2, when San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain fouled a ball off. However, Barrett didn't leave the game until after his at-bat in the bottom of the inning. Barrett went to the emergency room, and an ultrasound showed bleeding inside his scrotum. Surgery took less than an hour, according to trainer Mark O'Neal.

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Ranter said...

Ouch! Don't baseballers wear protective cups? What are they called? Cricketers wear them when they go in to bat, and they look like face masks, apparently. Like this: http://www.esportsman.com/catalog/images/abdoguard_Profile.jpg

Poor guy.

Lobster Boy said...

Most baseball players wear a cup. A plastic device that covers the genitals from things like this. I have hear of them breaking on extreme impact and don't know if that is the case here. If you ever watch a USA baseball game you'll see guys constantly grabbing their crotch to adjust where the cup is sitting. Cups are never completely comfortable, but for obvious reasons important.

Lobster Boy

briliantdonkey said...

I read about this the other day too on a fantasy baseball sight. I left a comment where I said "if I never hear the words 'bleeding scrotum' again it would be too soon.

'too soon' it seems has arrived.