Our second month has closed with no delicious HBPiD’s to report. This may be a barren season for pitches to the dick, and after the dearth of dingus shots last year, MLB may need to take action to address the situation. Perhaps we need to shrink the strike zone further (that down to the knees BS gives us too much room for movement) or use the Dodger’s laser markers to highlight crotch targets for pitchers. Something needs to be done. The current sporting-cultural climate in America begs for a good junk shot. In the meantime, we are all waiting to exhale.
Unfortunately, we have some sad groin-related news of the non-HBPiD variety to include in the monthly report.* Yesterday, catcher Caleb Joseph of the Orioles took a foul tip to the nether regions. This unfortunate incident should not be confused with the always entertaining HBPiD. It’s amusement factor is nil and the results were tragic.
That’s right, the poor man had to have surgery on the twigs and berries. Not funny. At all. Thoughts and prayers, Mrs. Joseph.
Remember, kids: HBPiD is a batter’s stat. It is never a good thing for catchers to accrue offensive occurrences while on defense. Keep your gloves down and bear in mind the wifey’s sound advice hashtag:
*hat tip to badhair and anyone besides Kevin S for bringing this to our attention