On the same night the New York Yankees knocked around David Price for nine straight base hits, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli also got a little bit roughed up.
Okay, a little bit roughed up is an understatement. Let me put this in a way that conveys the true gravity of the situation Cervelli faced.
DUDE TOOK A FOUL BALL RIGHT IN THE JUNK… OH THE HUMANITY!!!
It’s hard to imagine anything worse than being struck squarely in the manhood by a foul tip. I guess maybe getting shot in that area at point blank range with a rail gun would be slightly more painful, but only slightly.
Cervelli remained on the ground for a long period of time while Yankees trainers helped him make sure that everything was still intact. Being a tough human being, Cervelli finally shook off the searing pain of getting hit in the groin by a foul ball and stayed in the game.
Oh yeah, Cervelli stayed in the game. He is, by my rough calculation, about 1,000,000 times tougher than me. If that happened to me, not only would I have begged out of that game, I would have immediately announced my retirement.
I guess when your name is Cervelli you have to be tough.