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LaTroy Hawkins took a comebacker to the — oh, my, oh … that’s awful

Aug 15, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

You think you had a bad day at work? Check out what happened to LaTroy Hawkins, via Chad Moriyama at


Yes, it hit him exactly where you think it hit him.  And to make matters worse:


After the game Hawkins said it was a “Direct hit. Direct hit. Di-rect hit.” He added that “I feel like I got kicked by a mule.”

Kids: wear your cup. Don’t even try to argue with me. Just wear your friggin’ cup.

  1. contraryguy - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    So I guess that’s not the ‘helmet’ location that they tested for pitchers in Spring Training.

    • Francisco (FC) - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:37 AM

      Wrong head.

    • Hunter Pence's Eyes - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      That’s a dick move, bro.

  2. decimusprime - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    How in the world was he able to not only remain on his feet, but also go after the play to 1st? I would need to be carted off the field. Ouch!

    • zapainhurtzalot - Aug 18, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      Right in the mommy-daddies!! And I’m with you decimusprime, how he stayed on his feet and made the throw, that’s a real man there! I’d have been crying like a baby screaming for an ice pack LOL!!!

  3. KR - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Say goodbye to your two best friends, and I don’t mean your pals in the Winnebago!

    • heyblueyoustink - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM

      Is one named eight ball?

    • sabatimus - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      If only holding a mirror to your crotch could deflect baseballs as it does laser beams shot from a ring found in a Cracker Jack box.

    • hammyofdoom - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      I see your Schwartz is as big as mine…

  4. Walk - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    I was gonna say you “sank my battleship”, but considering the target the sub may be a more appropriate analogy.

  5. unclemosesgreen - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    I mean, if she doesn’t roll up on this post positively oozing schadenfreude I will begin to worry that the legion of trolls, thumb-suckers, crayon-eaters and handle-jackers finally got to her.

    • Alex K - Aug 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM

      I can’t imagine her not being here enjoying every. single. second. of this .gif. She’s still talking about HBPiD!

      • ptfu - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:09 AM

        So what should this comebacker incident be called? HBCiD?

    • cur68 - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      My Dog. My eyes are watering.

      When she sees this, we’ll have to try and get her banned. Otherwise we’ll never hear the end of it.

  6. chrisdtx - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Oh nuts!

  7. heyblueyoustink - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    This is why pitchers should have shields on their off arm.

  8. sportsdrenched - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Watch the dude with the beard in the first row’s jaw drop.

    • sabatimus - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      I’m pretty sure the guy says “Ohhh SH*T!”

  9. tfbuckfutter - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    That took out both LaTroy AND the Hawkins.

  10. sdelmonte - Aug 15, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    So I guess we can explain his blowing the save?

    Or was this after that?

    • The Dangerous Mabry - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

      Next batter hit a two run homer to tie the game. It might not have been related, but since the man just took a shot in the pills, I’m giving him a pass for this one.

  11. jm91rs - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Isn’t this dude on the same team as Jordany Valdespin? He didn’t learn that not wearing a cup is an awful idea when Verlander hit Valdespin in the nuts early this year?

  12. josemartez - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    At least it bounced first.

    • lightcleric - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM

      Yeah, I can’t imagine he would have gotten back up if that had been a hard line drive. It’s amazing he was able to get up after this one.

  13. tmohr - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Been there, done that (playing softball), had to have an ultrasound on my little fellas. Big fun.

  14. sametalker - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    They wouldn’t call it BABIP unless the balls were in play.

    • nbjays - Aug 16, 2013 at 7:10 AM

      Well played, sir!

      /golf clap

  15. grumpyoleman - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    I would have swung and knocked it out of the park lol.

  16. romoscollarbone - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    The only people wearing cups on a diamond are the catchers and the home plate umpire.

  17. moogro - Aug 15, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Did he make the play to first?

  18. cubfan531 - Aug 15, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    No love between former teammates.

  19. gloccamorra - Aug 15, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    If only that video were a little bit longer – the people behind the plate were just beginning to react. The blonde in the second row right behind the catcher began to LAUGH. Why are blondes so cruel?

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