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Jose Reyes was hit in the jewels on a pickoff attempt

Jul 21, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

It’s been a rough year for Jose Reyes. After starting the season blazing hot with a .991 OPS and five stolen bases in his first ten games, Reyes had to go on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle. It cost him 67 games. He returned on June 26, and in the month of July, he has hit safely in 14 of 16 games.

After reaching base with a one-out single in the fifth inning this afternoon, Rays starter Chris Archer threw over to first base, attempting to pick off Reyes. The ball was a bit too far to the left and hit Reyes as he was diving back to first base, striking him in the jewels. Yes, those jewels.

Here’s a .gif of the incident because, hey, why not. Don’t watch it if you feel empathetic pain.

  1. junglerat524 - Jul 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM


  2. historiophiliac - Jul 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Meh, it’s kinda funny but not nearly as good as the Dickslayer’s work. We’ll probably have to discuss it to even decide if we need to add a HBPiD to his slash line. I still don’t know how no one got video of the Cupless Wonder going down.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:24 AM

      Absolutely shocked that you weighed in here so happily.

      • nbjays - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:49 AM

        Said no one, ever…

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 22, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    This one play basically sums up the entire 2013 bluejay season, hell who is kidding who here? This one play basically sums up the last 20 years for the bluejays!! Love it!!

    • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 6:20 AM

      And your classically predictable post sums up the single monotonous thought of which you seem ever to have been capable.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 22, 2013 at 7:16 AM

      Afraid to comment about your team (the Yankees) Harry. Arod, Jeter and Tex are old, injured and are owed mega bucks on a long term contracts. Kuroda and Cano are pending free agents. Sabathia looks washed up. Chamberlain and Hughes are busts. Rivera is about to retire and Pettitte will likely join him. The Jays have a much brighter future than the Yankees.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:29 AM

        you should be afraid to comment cause all you would have to do is look at the standings and you would see the jays are holding up the basement and if you checked the stats you would see everyone they traded for this past offseason is a complete DUD! Josh Johnson is still trying to get win #2 and its almost Aug, Dickey thinks he is pitching in a home run derby and Burhele is in way over his head pitching in the AL East. Yea those deals will work out great for your teams future. The Yanks on the other hand have a LOT of cash coming off the books and can also be active in the trade market, not so with the jays. Enjoy another last place finish pc

      • Old Gator - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:46 AM

        The Borg has tons of cash anyway. They’ve just gotten too cheap to spend it in the post-Big Daddy era. They’re old, arthritic, lame, exhausted, overrated and washed up. Give it up, poor dimwitted Harry – your boys are toast. By the time the season’s over, they’ll be half of a daisy chain in the basement with you-know-who.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:26 AM

      I finally figured out that harry is a double agent – he is in a highly placed troll working for the Toronto Board of Tourism in charge of subtly turning us all into Blue Jays fans. We are all just his white mice.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:46 AM

        He also appears to be the thumb harpie.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:07 AM

        The thumbs are just part of a complicated and devious plan to throw us off the scent.

  4. gunnyginalaska - Jul 22, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    BULLSEYE! haha

  5. sffan75 - Jul 22, 2013 at 4:10 AM

    Well, you know for sure that Reyes wasn’t going to try to steal on the next pitch. Maybe the pitcher knew what he was doing.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 22, 2013 at 7:06 AM

      Archer is good but not that good. He wasn’t aiming there.

  6. norvturnersneck - Jul 22, 2013 at 4:11 AM

    2 balls, one strike

  7. bleedgreen - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Did they call him out?

  8. Alex K - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    The best part is ruthless James Loney picking up the ball to try and tag him out while he is curled up.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jul 22, 2013 at 8:43 AM

      Loney shoulda slap-tagged him in the bruised area.

  9. steve7921 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    I am sure that Maddon tried to take credit for this “new style” pick-off attempt!

  10. bfunk1978 - Jul 22, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Of course it was THOSE jewels; it’s not like he’s got a WS ring or anything.

  11. gnk950 - Jul 22, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Worst part was Loney tried to tag him while groaning in pain. I know it coulda been an easy out, but c’mon maaaan.

  12. km9000 - Jul 22, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Chris, no need to get testy…

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