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Sunday, May 06, 2018

Yadier Molina Undergoes Surgery After Taking Fastball To The Dick And Balls

On the list of worst-case scenarios for baseball catchers, this sequence has got to rank somewhere near the top: getting nailed in the junk by a deflected 102-mph fastball

spanx for the memories Posted: May 06, 2018 at 12:16 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. salvomania Posted: May 06, 2018 at 02:03 PM (#5667322)
I guess the much ballyhooed Carson Kelly will be called up, but I'd rather see Andrew Knizner, who's about the same age, but starting at AA, and who was better than Kelly last year, better in spring training, and having a monster year so far in Springfield, while Kelly is stinking it up in Memphis (OK, not "stinking" but a .700 OPS isn't going to get anyone excited; meanwhile Knizner is hitting over .380 with more walks than strikeouts).
   2. Greg K Posted: May 06, 2018 at 02:14 PM (#5667329)
A couple of years ago I caught a few games without a cup. It's one of those things you know is a terrible, terrible idea at the time.

But nothing bad happened the first game, so that meant it was fine!
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 06, 2018 at 02:21 PM (#5667335)
A couple of years ago I caught a few games without a cup. It's one of those things you know is a terrible, terrible idea at the time.

Molina wasn't wearing a cup?!?! What an idiot.
   4. eric Posted: May 06, 2018 at 02:24 PM (#5667339)
getting nailed in the junk by a deflected 102-mph fastball


Getting nailed with two direct hits on one pitch, which is what happened here. That slo-mo replay is...wow.
   5. cardsfanboy Posted: May 06, 2018 at 02:34 PM (#5667349)
I guess the much ballyhooed Carson Kelly will be called up, but I'd rather see Andrew Knizner, who's about the same age, but starting at AA, and who was better than Kelly last year, better in spring training, and having a monster year so far in Springfield, while Kelly is stinking it up in Memphis (OK, not "stinking" but a .700 OPS isn't going to get anyone excited; meanwhile Knizner is hitting over .380 with more walks than strikeouts).


Kelly is on the 40 man roster, Knizner is not, it's that simple of a decision... Unfortunately though the Cardinals do not have another catcher on the 40 man roster, which probably needs to change pretty fast, but with Reyes set to come off the 60 man DL fairly soon, it's going to be tough to move Knizner to the 40 man roster.

Just looking at the 40 man roster, and there are a couple of no-names that could be moved off without losing them (Connor Greene, Derian Gonzalez seem like the best bets) (There isn't a position player on the 40 man roster that wouldn't be snatched up in an instant except Francisco Pena, and he's not going anywhere)
   6. perros Posted: May 06, 2018 at 02:38 PM (#5667352)
I am not going to watch the replay.
   7. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 06, 2018 at 02:38 PM (#5667353)
Some batters are never the same after a severe HBP. Can you catch at the MLB level while worrying about further damage to your crushed testicles? Perhaps all those foul balls off the noggin help you not think too much about that? Condolences to Mrs. Molina.
   8. perros Posted: May 06, 2018 at 03:10 PM (#5667393)
Maybe she can find a suitable pinch-hitter.
   9. The Duke Posted: May 06, 2018 at 03:30 PM (#5667410)
I’m sure he was wearing a cup but a direct hit like that can’t be defended by a cup. If he didn’t have a cup he’d probably be dead or wish he was were
   10. puck Posted: May 06, 2018 at 03:49 PM (#5667425)
From the Post Dispatch article that Deadspin quoted and to which they added their unnecessary headline:

Molina sustained a traumatic hematoma that needed immediate medical attention.


Ouch.
   11. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 06, 2018 at 03:54 PM (#5667431)
I’m sure he was wearing a cup but a direct hit like that can’t be defended by a cup.

I don't thing you get a rupture with a cup. It should distribute a lot of the force.
   12. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: May 06, 2018 at 03:55 PM (#5667433)
So nobody is going to link to the classic thread?
   13. cardsfanboy Posted: May 06, 2018 at 04:24 PM (#5667457)
So nobody is going to link to the classic thread?


I'm pretty positive I've never seen that thread... I know the last post was 2010, but I was on here long before then, but that was a hilarious read.
   14. perros Posted: May 06, 2018 at 04:25 PM (#5667460)
Not sure how he walked off. Guess things probably went numb.
   15. cardsfanboy Posted: May 06, 2018 at 04:26 PM (#5667461)
160. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: June 16, 2010 at 07:09 PM (#3561103)
All you have to do to find this thread is type "smashed dick" into the site's google thingy.


That is pretty awesome. Considering how poorly the site's google thingy works(much like someone who gets a baseball to the gnads thing work) that is impressive...

Sadly Molina didn't get a 60mph ball to the gnads.... not sure what the speed was when it hit Yadier, but it was definitely over 60 mph, and definitely a direct hit.
   16. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 06, 2018 at 09:00 PM (#5667563)
Any word on what kind of surgery Molina had? Did they suture his shattered balls back together, or did they have to remove the remaining unrecognizable fragments of what was once his testicles? Hopefully, it's more like inserting a permanent ice pack.
   17. Leroy Kincaid Posted: May 07, 2018 at 06:26 AM (#5667626)
Molina wasn't wearing a cup?!?! What an idiot.


You mean "idiot m!@#er f!@#er".

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