Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins took a comebacker to the manhood area last night against the Dodgers, an experience that Hawkins later said felt like getting “kicked by a mule.”
The Mets, mercifully, granted Hawkins a night off after his incident, but the right-hander seems to have not learned a lesson from any of this. Hawkins told the media today that he still won’t wear a cup. Via ESPN’s Adam Rubin:
“I never have. I never will,” Hawkins said. “I tried it a couple of times in the minor leagues. It wasn’t comfortable. I’ve thrown a lot of innings. I’ve been in a lot of ballgames. This is the first time I got hit. It won’t change.”
Hawkins added, “Me and my wife are done having kids, so we’re good. Twelve years ago I would have.”
I can think of safer ways to sterilize oneself, but to each his own.