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Meet the man who allowed Livan Hernandez to punch him in the sack for $50 a pop

Mar 25, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT


I’m just going to leave this quote — about Arizona Diamondbacks’ bullpen catcher Jeff Moutzas — right here. You do with it what you will:

Pitcher Livan Hernandez became something of a sadistic benefactor when he arrived in Arizona in 2006. Motuzas said Hernandez once paid him $3,000 to drink a gallon of milk in 12 minutes. The two also hammered out a deal that permitted Hernandez to punch Motuzas in the groin for $50 a pop whenever he felt the urge. Motuzas would receive a $300 bonus after every 10th punch.

Based on that — and it just goes on and on like that — you may or may not want to read the whole profile of the guy at the Wall Street Journal.

We’re gonna need a bigger orchidometer.

  1. cur68 - Mar 25, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    There is something terribly wrong with these 2 guys…

  2. nps6724 - Mar 25, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    …Wow. Now THIS is a guy whose autobiography I want to read.

  3. The Dangerous Mabry - Mar 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    And THIS is why baseball is the best sport in the world. Nothing else has bullpens.

  4. heyblueyoustink - Mar 25, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Hell of a story for the grandkids…..assuming he had any offspring before turning his swimmers into a twisted episode of the show Wipeout……

  5. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    I wonder if anyone paid Beltre $50 for his…incident.

  6. Brian Murphy - Mar 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Livan Hernandez knows all about strikes and balls.

    Livan Hernandez knows all about striking balls.

    • Panda Claus - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM

      Livan must be take the expression “balls to the wall” literally.

  7. Dan in Katonah - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    I wonder who punched Burt Lancaster in the sac for that photo.

    And Livan has some serious issues if this is what gets him off.

  8. sportsdrenched - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    That is capitalism at it’s rawest, but not it’s finest.

  9. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    I would have asked for far more than $200 to eat two large moths. Evan Meek, you cheap SOB.

    • nps6724 - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:29 PM

      Meek plays for the Pirates. That’s punishment enough.

  10. luckywi - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Ummmm… Baseball: Home of bizarre injuries, and FREAKS! I love this game!

  11. RickyB - Mar 25, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    I had a teammate in college that ate a woolly worm for $13. He was required to chew it three times and swallow — but we forgot to stipulate he couldn’t swig it down with water. Afterward, we asked him how it tasted, and he said, “Well, on the first bite there was a pop, but that was about it.”

    I also had a teammate in independent ball that wore his hair in corn rows, but could pull off a mean Oscar Gamble if he wanted. I got 15 guys on the team to each give him $20 if he would go with the big afro for a TV game. He wouldn’t do it. So disappointing …

  12. monsieurbear - Mar 25, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    This is why a bullpen catcher needs to wear a cup.

  13. wickedworld123 - Mar 25, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Hmm, $50 a pop for getting socked in the nuts and 3 grand for drinking some milk? Gotta have a little more business savvy if you’re gonna be the bullpen whipping boy…

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