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by: Esteban On  Tuesday, March 18, 2014

mlb umpire brad myers line drive nutshot

The vast majority of the time, you really don’t even notice where the umpires are on the field during a baseball game. They just kind of blend in and do their jobs.

Unfortunately, during yesterday’s spring training game between the Reds and Indians, everyone noticed where third base umpire Brad Myers was. And that’s because third base umpire Brad Myers took a screaming liner off the bat of Brandon Phillips right to the nuts.

Of course, it was hardly the first time an MLB ump’s family jewels have been victimized in the line of duty. In fact, it’s happened to poor John Hirschbeck on more than one occasion.

However, this one is really about as bad as it gets. Take a look:

ump nutshot 1

ump nutshot 2

Hey Brad, why don’t you go ahead and take the day off tomorrow.

Hat Tip – [Deadspin]