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Apr 12, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

Look, I think Carlos Quentin was in the wrong here. But dudes, someone needs to sit Zack Greinke down and tell him that you can’t go after a man’s junk like this:



Both from the Associated Press.  Additional, horrifying image here.

  1. townballblog - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    A left hook!….Making it count. Does that make the count 2-0 or 0-2?

    • gloccamorra - Apr 12, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      That’s how Greinke’s left collarbone was broken! Quentin wears a stainless steel cup.

  2. darthicarus - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    That’s a real dick move there…

  3. Hunter Pence's Eyes - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Goin for the meat and two veg, eh Zack?

  4. jerze2387 - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    First time Quentin made solid contact all season.

    And since it was 0-2 when Grienke hit quentin, i guess Greinke had 2 balls to waste…

    • geoknows - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:44 AM

      Funny, but actually the count was 3-2.

      • jerze2387 - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:05 PM

        ah well then….whoops.

  5. chill1184 - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Sometimes when your in a fight you have to pull out all the stops to beat your opponent

  6. chacochicken - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    He’s just making sure that Quentin’s cup is present and positioned properly. I’m really disappointed that no one seems to employ the flying dropkick on a charging opponent anymore.

    • cur68 - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      Is it fair to say that Carlos Quentin’s crotch is mightier than Zack Greinke’s left collar bone? SOMETHING breaks Zack’s clavicle and I think the perp’s Quentin’s Junk.

      • chacochicken - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:28 PM

        Pitchers hate guys crowding the plate. Zach is probably trying to ensure that doesn’t pass the crowding gene on to potential offspring.

      • cur68 - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:37 PM

        So you are saying that Quentin’s Genetic Prerogative overcomes Zach’s attempts at neutralization? Damn. Carlos Quentin’s Seed Factory is not to be trifled be with.

    • heyblueyoustink - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      Or, cur, try the running clothesline and follow it up with a leg drop?

  7. hisgirlgotburrelled - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:45 AM

  8. jlovenotjlo - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    There’s nothing wrong with going after someone’s junk in a fight. He’s bigger and trying to hurt you, a fantastic nut shot is the great equalizer.

    • indaburg - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:52 AM

      As a member of the physically weaker sex, I approve this message.

      • natslady - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:37 PM

        My father taught me stamp on the guy’s instep and then knee in the groin. Had to do it once… Cops came and said I was foolish for defending myself… No regrets.

      • indaburg - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM

        My dad taught me the same thing. I’ve fortunately not been in a position to do it. I’m glad it worked out ok for you.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        Also, the element of surprise is your friend.

      • heyblueyoustink - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:59 PM

        Wow, beware the ladies of HBT!

        Good for you, because it is ever so true that a man who raises his hand to a woman or small child, is no man at all.

        Teenage meathead guys on the other hand, beatings fully deserved.

      • stex52 - Apr 12, 2013 at 2:03 PM

        All that for insulting you on a baseball blog? :-)

        Just kidding. Seriously, it is a shame a woman is ever in that position. Glad you handled it well.

  9. gmagic9044 - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Greinke hits Quentin low with a left. Breaks left clavicle.

    Only one logical conclusion to draw here about Mr. Quentin…

    Huevos. Huevos de acero.

  10. hughhansen - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    That looks likely unintentional. Looks more like he’s just grabbing to get leverage to keep Quentin from taking him down than he’s trying to rip his junk off.

    I don’t know that you can say that junk is off limits in a fight, though.

  11. indaburg - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Greinke could’ve just done an HBPiD in the first place.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      Word. No charging the mound after that.

    • cur68 - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      No. Way. Carlos’s Junk is so mighty that Zack’s collar bone shattered when he tried to manhandle Carlos’s Wedding Tackle. Clearly if Zack threw the Dickslayer it would have resulted in ALL if Zack’s bones shattering. Carlos Quentin’s Junk is mighty. Too mighty for Zach Greinke at any rate.

      Now, it is in the nature of us boys that, when confronted by two species of interesting organisms, to wonder which would win in a fight. My brothers and I used to call it the “Ultimate Deathmatch Phenomena”. It is for this reason that small boys would put a preying mantis in the same box with a horned beetle or some other interesting pair of eye catching bugs: who would win in a fight to the death?

      We already know who is the mightier in Verlander’s Dickslayer and Valdespin’s Junk. A clear and unequivocal Verlander victory. The criteria for Ultimate Deathmatch Phenomena is now set and DEMANDS that Quentin’s Junk be put up against the Verlander Dickslayer.

      • indaburg - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:39 PM

        Yes! Verlander’s Dickslayer vs. Quentin’s huevos de acero! The people demand this. Make it so.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        Greinke’s problem is he let Quentin within arm’s reach when he went for the junk. No. These are things better handled by a drone baseball. The Dickslayer wins before the huevos even mobilize…but either way, the Beaverman is standing, shivering, in a pile of his own fertilizer.

      • cur68 - Apr 12, 2013 at 3:13 PM

        @’Philliac: You should be made aware of this:

        Beavers are not to be trifled with…

      • historiophiliac - Apr 12, 2013 at 4:21 PM

        Meh, not Canadian.

      • cur68 - Apr 12, 2013 at 5:12 PM

        All attack beavers are Canadian. That’s why they are known as Castor canadensis. There IS a European beaver (Castor fiber) but it is a runty lil thing and easily outcompeted by the big tough Canadian Beaver. Fear us.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 12, 2013 at 7:15 PM

        Please don’t try to lecture me on beaver.

      • cur68 - Apr 13, 2013 at 12:27 AM

        I am a Lay Authority on Beaver. I’ve dealt with several specimens and even assisted in operations on 3 of them. My younger brother is an environmental ecologist specializing in re-colonization of logged habitats, especially with respect to The Beaver. I can hold my own in most Beaver Debates.

        /smirks. Adjusts monocle. Checks beano level in crystal beano decanter.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 13, 2013 at 2:24 AM

        /grabs Wonder Woman comics and stomps out

  12. spudchukar - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    This is low-hanging fruit, but Greinke, with Craig’s assistance, has redefined “Junk Ball Pitcher”.

    • sandwiches4ever - Apr 12, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      And you said “low hanging fruit”.

  13. chipperforever - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Say what you will about brawls and baseball, but Dodgers vs. Padres games just became a lot more compelling for the remaining 16 games they meet this season.

  14. kjericho43 - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    That’s fertilizer, Zachary.

  15. skeleteeth - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Ha, front page of ESPN baseball has another angle complete with crotch grab.

  16. ch0psuey - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Check out Yonder Alonso and whoever #28 is for the dodgers in the first pic.

    • casadechloe - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      They both have the “ermahhgerd” face hahah

      • ch0psuey - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:27 PM

        Yonder looks like he is gonna pounce on someone and claw them to death lol

  17. El Bravo - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Man, I love the high-definition world we now live in.

  18. ptfu - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Greinke’s got two balls and one strike on Quentin.

  19. historiophiliac - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    The backup dancers to the sides in the 1st shot really add to it. Everybody say “hey-y.”

  20. stackers1 - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Craig – Your the perfect straight man, posting this for all the amusing replies. You should work the Catskills.

  21. losanginsight - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Zach will be back but sd will always be sd.
    Go Dodgers!

  22. nineroutsider - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    I guess he’s just a low-ball pitcher…

  23. giantssb42champs - Apr 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    What a couple of nuts!

  24. schlom - Apr 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    I wonder if Greinke yelled out “That’s my purse, I don’t know you!” before the blow?

  25. ncm42 - Apr 12, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    The picture of the bears is my favorite thing ever.

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