Wrong Ball! The 10 Worst Nut Shots in Sports
In case you missed it Thursday night, Matt Holliday of the St. Louis Cardinals lost the game for his team by missing the final out of the game, a fly ball, allowing the Dodgers to stay alive and eventually come back and win.
Adding injury to insult, the ball actually hit Holliday right where the sun don't shine. It was possibly the worst way to lose a game in the history of sports. Even when Chris Webber called timeout, you could say, "Well, at least he didn't get hit in the balls."
So check out the video below and then scroll through to see The 10 Worst Nut Shots In Sports.
No. 10: Completely Unnecessary Roughness
This is strange, because I would have never expected a Raider to conduct themselves this way. Oh, wait a minute, no that sounds about right.
I love the announcers' reaction when they see it, and also how unnecessary roughness just doesn't seem like a good enough way to describe what just happened.
No. 9: Thank God for Cups
This pitch gives a whole new meaning to the term "breaking ball."
No. 8: With Friends Like These...
This is just an amazing video all around. From how the guy does promise to hit "both balls" to how he feigns concern for his friend ("Watch your fingers, I don't want to hit them"). I've seen some good pool trick shots, but this was by far the biggest "trick."
No. 7: What Are The Odds?
One of the worst things about nut shots is the anticipation. That second where you see it coming and you know that you're defenseless seems like eternity. So if you consider that, Antoine Jamison was lucky, because there's no way he saw this one coming.
No. 6: He Would Be French
No. 5: Well, If It's For Science...
We're not the only ones interested in sports crotch shots. The geniuses over at Sports Science also noticed that players tend to get hit in that area a good amount and wanted to see exactly what occurred during that time.
So they got some poor schmuck to stand there, waiting to get hit below the belt with a tennis ball. Then as he's on the ground in pain, he has to have some guy make him feel better by telling him that they got some great scientific data out of it.
Good to know this is what Andy Roddick's opponents are thinking about.
No. 4: You Should Ice Those Guys
While you can't really see the offending play that clearly, all you really need to see here is the guy's reaction. I mean, he just blocked a slap shot with his nuts. The way he's writhing around on the ground, or gingerly skating off the ice... every man knows at least a little bit of what that feels like. And we completely empathize.
No. 3: Revenge of the Pole
This may seem like a successful pole vault at first glance, but if you carefully watch the pole on the replay, you'll see that this guy will be anything other than happy with his jump.
No. 2: Smooth Move, Ex-Lax
Seriously, what was this guy expecting? It probably would have been better if he had busted his head, because at least we know he didn't have any brains to damage.
You play with fire Scarecrow, you're gonna get burned.
No. 1: Worst Slip 'N Slide Ever
In sports, they always tell you to sacrifice your body. Go all out for the good of the team. Phil Babb certainly took that to heart here.
He better be getting paid a lot of money to sacrifice his body that much. Even if he didn't stop the goal. That just looks painful beyond words.
Bonus: Crazy Japanese Game Show
Technically this isn't a sport, but in Japan, who knows, maybe it is a sport. Either way, it's funny to watch. Enjoy.