Cardinals Purchase Bulletproof Cups After Yadier Molina Took 102-MPH Pitch To The Balls (VIDEO)
Poor Yadier Molina.
The St. Louis Cardinals catcher had his world turned upside down during a recent game when he took a 102-MPH foul tipped fastball right off his nuts. Needless to say, the pain was evident.
Yadier Molina takes a ball to the balls. pic.twitter.com/o3i3STnD00
— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) May 5, 2018
The hit was so bad that he had to have surgery and will be sidelined for the next month to recover. That situation was enough for Molina and the Cardinals to want to protect their balls at all cost. That’s why the team enlisted the help of Jeremiah Raber and his product “Armored Nutshellz,” which are bulletproof cups for high performing athletes, law enforcement, and military.
He’s so sure of his product that he actually tested them on himself.
Here’s what Raber had to say about the Cardinals contacting him about his product.
Via Fox 2 Now:
“Raber said the Cardinals reached out to him Sunday to buy three sets of Nutshellz after Yadier Molina was struck in the groin by a 102-mph fastball – that has him out for a month. The Cardinals heard about Nutshellz from the Baltimore Orioles which supplied them to all of their catchers in major, minor and AAA to prevent serious injuries. The catchers with the Cleveland Indians wear them too after past injuries had them looking for better protection.
“The players that are having these injuries realize now that they need something a little bit more than the companies that are trying to sell them,” said Jeremiah Raber, CEO of Armored Nutshellz.”
The bulletproof cups are made out of Kevlar, carbon fibers and aero-space epoxies.