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by: Esteban On  Friday, October 3, 2014

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Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Orange County, California, America, didn’t just feature stellar defense from Royals outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Nori Aoki and a game-winning extra innings home run by Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. It also featured a pretty nasty umpire nutshot.

Of course, all umpires wear protective cups over their nuts—or at least all home plate umpires do—but umpire nutshots are still unpleasant. Or at least I assume they are. I myself am not a Major League Baseball umpire, believe it or not. But I have worn a protective cup, and I don’t think a baseball hitting me in the groin while wearing that cup would feel like butterfly kisses or puppy dog cuddles. I think it would still hurt like hell. And watching an umpire nutshot still definitely makes me cringe.

With that, take a look at what happened to poor Paul Nauert last night:

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Yeah, that sucks.

Of course, it still makes me laugh, which I guess makes me a bad person.

Hat Tip – [SB Nation]