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Giancarlo Stanton Home Run Leaves Fan with Swollen Hand at HR Derby

via @JJacobson13
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 16, 2014

Everyone knows Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has serious power. After seeing this picture, though, it turns out we may have underestimated it.

Jordan Jacobson, a fan at the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby at Target Field, posted a photo of what happened to his hand after he apparently tried to catch a Stanton blast. Let this be a lesson to anyone who tries to catch a Stanton-hit ball with bare hands.

Here's what Jacobson had to say about the experience, via Page Q Sports' Josh Baumgard: "It was extremely painful at first, then went numb after about 15 minutes. It probably would have felt better if I would have gotten the ball."

He didn't even get the ball. That's just adding insult to injury.

Update: July 16 at 4:55 p.m. ET

Giancarlo Stanton saw what happened and is coming through for the fan:

It looks like the fan will get a ball after all.

[Giancarlo StantonTwitter, h/t Next Impulse Sports]

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