This Is What Happens When You Attempt To Barehand A Giancarlo Stanton Moonshot


(source) – The pain was real but that might not be the worst part. “It was extremely painful at first, then went numb after about 15 minutes,” Jacobson says. “It probably would have felt better if I would have gotten the ball.” Numb, purple, and no trophy ball to show for it? Keep your unprotected limbs away from baseballs pulverized by Giancarlo Stanton.

Ouch. The classic case of damned if you do, damned if you don’t. If a ball is scorched directly at you and you willingly avoid it, you’re a first class pussy. That’s not hardo, that’s Being A Man 101. You don’t want to be that guy on the Friday Non-Top-10 who ducks last minute only to have a child or grandmother get faced with a mini-cannonball. Would I be scared shitless if I saw a rocket off Stanton’s bat coming my way without a glove, hat or beer to try and catch it? Absolutely. But you gotta stick the hand out and hope for the best, even though you realize you’re in for the worst. It’s essentially guaranteed the wife’s gonna be opening your ketchup bottles the rest of your life. Still have to do it.

It wasn’t stated which homerun caused the shattered hand, but we’ll assume it wasn’t the one that broke the sound barrier on it’s way into the stratosphere. There would be no hand left if it made contact with that missle.

If they used metal bats Stanton wouldn’t have made it out of his rookie season without being booked for manslaughter.

via NIP