Not funny, Brandon...not funny at all. On Monday in Arizona, Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds destroyed a line drive that appeared to be heading up the middle...until it's path was blocked by umpire Brad Myers' "pot of gold".
Every guy who reads this knows exactly what Myers is going through. So much pain, that sick feeling in your stomach, and the feeling like you are going to pass out (the Arizona heat doesn't help much).
That begs the question...do base umps wear protective cups? I don't think they do for some reason. One thing is for sure, Brad Myers will be wearing one in the future.