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Baseball Notes: Juan Uribe Minute

Sunday, Juan Uribe found himself in a bit of a pickle when he managed to misplay a 106 mph grounder at third base for the Indians. He found himself unable to get up off the dirt as it resulted in a testicular contusion that caused such discomfort that he had to be taken off the field on a gurney.

I promise you this is a picture of Juan Uribe playing 3B earlier this season at Target Field.

As serious as the video of the injury seems... aside from his laughing teammates... Uribe seemed to be in good spirits by Monday as he had a few things to say to (or around) Indians beat reporter Jordan Bastian. There was a bit of mystery around this injury because it's pretty common, practically mandatory, that infielders, especially playing the hot corner, protect themselves from hot shots like this by wearing cups. Bastian had the breaking news from Uribe, "Asked why he doesn't use a cup, he said: "I don't think the trainers have my size."

The true tragedy is that Uribe will never get to have the next eight children he already has names planned for: June, Jaun, Juno, George, George Junior, George Foreman, George Foreman, and Georgetta. At least he doesn't have an embarassing name like Rougned Odor (nick name "Stink, Stinky or Roogie") or his brother Rougned or his uncle Rouglas.

At least he wasn't like Josias Manzanillo, either. I believe after I heard about his story I went out and bought a cup.

For my Indians overview from earlier in the season, click here.

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